David Fanning was born in Manchester in 1968.
He graduated from Manchester Metropolitan University in 1994
and has since worked as a freelance scenic artist and propmaker.
In recent years he has returned to creating his own work from
Studio38 in Manchester. Most of his work is inspired by Manchester
but he has also painted the skylines of London and Leeds on
a commission basis.
Of his work, David says:
deals with memory, recent history and regeneration of the
city and our relationship with it. Using images of the Manchester
Skyline as it goes through massive changes in its deconstruction
and construction, my style is simplistic, almost cartoon-like;
a stark contrast to the complexities of living in the modern
He has had exhibitions at Chorlton Mill and
at Smallpond Manchester.
More of David’s work can be seen on his website
If you are, or know of any local
artists (painters, photographers, potters, sculptors, etc) located
or based in and around Manchester please let us know, and if appropriate,
we’ll try to include them. Contact us directly by email.