The Fylingdales Group of Artists
David Curtis R.O.I., R.S.M.A.
Gibdyke House, Gibdyke, Misson,
Doncaster, South Yorkshire DN10 6EL
Tel & fax 01302 719624
Mobile 0831 492971
Born in Doncaster in 1948, David headed an engineering design team until 1988 when he became a full time painter. He was elected to the Royal Society of Marine Arts in 1983 and a member of the Royal Institute of Oil painters in 1988.
In 1992, David won the first prize in the Singer & Friedlander/ Sunday Times Watercolour Competition and the second prize in 1997.
Essentially a ‘plein air’ and figurative painter, working in both oils and watercolours, he observes transient lighting conditions and effects of atmosphere in his compositions. David is the author of ‘A Light Touch, the Landscape in Oils’ and The landscape in Watercolour – A Personal View’ both published by David and Charles. Two APV films of the same title are on video format and form part of a television series. A third APV video ‘Light Effects in Watercolour’ was released in October 1997, and a forth film ‘Light in the Landscape’ was released in November 2003. David is also featured on a TV series – Connecticut Coast to Coast, USA 1996 Broadcasting. A third book and fifth film are scheduled for 2004 – 2005; both entitled ‘Light and Mood in Watercolour’ published by Crysallis Books and APV Films respectively.
A regular exhibitor at the Richard Hagen Gallery in Broadway, Worcs., he also exhibits in all the major National Society exhibitions and has work in private collections, both nationally and abroad.
Elected to the Board of Governors, Federation of British Artists, London 1991-1994. Elected Member R.S.M.A. 1983 Elected Associate R.O.I. 1987. Elected Member R.O.I. 1988
Joined selection committee for the Singer & Friedlander / Sunday Times Watercolour Competition in 1998.
Works held in permanent collection in the Ferens Art Gallery, Hull, Doncaster Museum and Art Gallery, and in the Cusworth Hall Museum, Doncaster, and Singer Friedlander plc, Bishopsgate, London. Works are currently held in private collections in Britain and abroad, including in the USA, Canada, Belgium, France, Greece, India, West Germany, Australia, New Zealand and Hong Kong.
Royal Academy Summer exhibition 1982 - 86 incl. '92. '93. 2002
RWS Open Exhibition of Contemporary Art 1985. '86. '90. '93. '96
Royal Society of Marine Artists 1981 -to date
Royal Institute of Painters in Watercolour 1981 - 1995 incl.
Royal Institute of Oil Painters 1987 - to date.
Royal Society of British Artists 1988 & 1992
Royal Society of Portrait Painters 2001
'Hunting Group' Finalists Exhibition, Mall Galleries 1983 & 1985
Mystic Maritime Gallery, Mystic, Connecticut, USA 1988 7 2001
Eton College- Mixed Exhibition 2004
Hallam Gallery, London ROI 1988 & 1989
Spinks Gallery, London ROI 1989
Francis Iles Gallery, Rochester, Kent. Spring Exhibition 1983
Wykeham Gallery, Stockbridge, Hants. Three man exhibition 1990
The Forbes Gallery, Fifth Avenue, New York. RSMA 2001
Century Gallery, Datchet ROI 1992 -2000
NEAC Annual Exhibition, Mall Galleries 1992 & 2004
Henley Royal Regatta Exhibition 1996 -1999
Richmond Gallery, Cork Street, London Four man exhibition. 1996
The Discerning Eye Exhibition, London 1997 & 1998
Richard hagen Limited - Regular Exhibitor 1985 - to date
One Man exhibitions 1990, '91. 2001. 2003. 2005
Singer Friedlander/ Sunday Times Watercolour Competition 1st Prize winner 1992 2nd Prize Winner 1997 3rd Prize Winner
1989, 1991, 1995
RWS- Collis Brown Award 1996
ROI- Stanley Grimm Memorial Prize Winner 1991 - 1997
ROI - The Roberson Award 1998
ROI - The Alan Gourley Memorial Prize 2003
ROI - The Le Clerc Fowle Medal 2003
RSMA - The Worshipful Company of Shipwrights Award 2008
Commissions & Collections include works for the following.
The Rockefellow Institute, New York, British Gas, The Sultan of Oman, Readers' Digest, HM Crown Commissioners, National Coal Board, British & Commonwealth Institute, Whitbread Breweries, CWS Ltd, Manchester, Mathew Gloag Ltd. Quarto Publishing Plc. The Portman Estate. Brook Crompton Motors Ltd. Royle Publications. Grenville Gibbs Corporate Art.Mortimer Publishing Ltd. The Bucentaur Gallery, London. Panasonic UK Ltd. The Cavalry & Guards Club, Piccadilly. Cadbury-Schweppes Ltd. Papachristidis Ltd, Shipping Lines. Andrew Llyod Webber. Turnbull Scott Shipping Co. Ltd. John Cleese. Medici Publications. Shell UK Ltd. Henry Ling Publications. Girobank David and Charles Publishers. Historic Scotland. The Robertson Collection. Harper Collins Publishers The Artists' Publishing Co. Ltd. London Contemporary Art. Castlebar Graphics - Limited Edition PrintsThe Paper House Group. The Paper Rose Group. The Caravan Club of GB.