'Tradigital Artist' Exhibition

Distance from the centre of Kingsbridge: 16.5 miles 22nd May - 2nd June, 2017
22nd May - 2nd June, 2017

Artizan Gallery will be exhibiting works by David Cowell in the Garden Gallery for two weeks in May and June.  David will be stewarding the exhibition and will be available to explain the work in detail to gallery visitors.  His work is in a style he describes as ‘tradigital’ – traditional themes and compositions produced in a symbiosis of modern technology and freehand painting skills.

David Cowell was born and educated in Torquay and has spent the majority of his life in Devon.  Following a five-year joinery apprenticeship and military service, David gained a place at St Luke’s College at Exeter University to qualify as a Fine Art teacher.  A new government initiative thirteen years later saw him seconded from his role as a Deputy Headteacher to develop the use of computers in education; this led David to explore the possibilities of producing works of art with a computer – initially with only four colours to fill in with, pixel by pixel.

Having been at the forefront of digital art technology for nearly three decades, David Cowell has honed the skills necessary to produce masterfully composed and sensually coloured works, marrying traditional painting techniques with the versatility of digital art.  His work has sold to collectors in the United Kingdom, Australia, Canada, America and New Zealand, garnering a loyal following worldwide.  David Cowell works are all originals, and are printed on archive-quality paper designed to last 200 years in his own studio.

This exhibition is intended to showcase the possibilities available in an unrestricted medium and demonstrate David’s ability to respond to many stimuli in so many different ways.  Focusing his artistic creativity on the digital medium is David’s way of maintaining a human element in technology, and his work never ceases to arouse curiosity and stimulate conversation.

Inspirations: An Exhibition of Paintings by David Cowell will run from Monday 22nd May until Friday 2nd June.  The exhibition is curated and stewarded by the artist, David Cowell, at Artizan Gallery - 7 Lucius Street, Torquay TQ2 5UW.  

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