David Blakemore is a full time artist who moved to the Cotswolds in 2012 to work within and be inspired by it's extraordinary beauty. He enjoys creating narrative, atmosphere and drama in his paintings. His medium is oil.
David is currently exhibiting at The Stone Gallery in Burford, Oxfordshire and is a featured artist at the Church Lane Gallery in Banbury, Oxon, throughout March.
David was born in London and worked as a restaurateur for a number of years before studying at the renowned Lavender Hill Studios in Clapham under the tutelage of Scott Pohlschmidt and Ann Witheridge (Charles H. Cecil - Florence).
In 2016, David alongside Royal Artist Jeremy Houghton, were the two artists selected by the globally award winning tea producer Birchall, to represent the Cotswolds in their guide to Great Britain.
He has exhibited and sold paintings across the UK. David took part in his first Oxfordshire Art Weeks in 2014 featuring in the Cotswold Life Magazine. He is a member of West Ox Arts and The Creative Forum.
In 2015 David completed a year exhibiting at his first Gallery in Oxfordshire, selling a large number of original works.