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:
the portraits I produce I am trying to capture a unique and
expressive image of the sitter both physically and psychologically.
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
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artists (painters, photographers, potters, sculptors, etc) located
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