The Artist (“Droylsden Prison Blues” self portrait deconstructing)
David Whitfield was born on 27th September 1973 in Wigan. He studied fine art and design at Manchester Metropolitan University, and currently lives and works from his studio in Droylsden.
Primarily a portrait painter working generally in oils he has completed commissions for a variety of clients including Lord Hoyle , Terry Wynn MEP, D. Dover MEP and a variety of people including teachers and figures from around the local Greater Manchester area.
His work has been exhibited in the Manchester Open Art Exhibition and at the Bristol Royal Academy.
Of his work, David says:
“With the portraits I produce I am trying to capture a unique and expressive image of the sitter both physically and psychologically.
My inspiration comes from a wide variety of expressive and expressionist artists such as Egon Schiele, Edvard Munch , Oscar Kokoshka and Francis Bacon.”
More images of his work can be seen on his website at:
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