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Biography

Currently based in the UK Bedfordshire countryside, Dave’s previous professional career had taken him throughout Europe, where he loved meeting new people and immersed himself into different cultures. Dave believes these life experiences have helped him overcome boundaries and enhance his creative approach with his long-term passion for art.
Now as a full time international award-winning self-taught artist, Dave’s artwork explores the relationship between figurative/abstract techniques and the balance between vibrant colours and monochrome tones.
Dave is a member of the fine art trade guild and frequently exhibits his artwork internationally. Dave has been awarded the “Collector’s Vision International Art Award”, “Power of Creativity Art Prize” and “Voices of Tomorrow”, in addition to appearing in “Power of Creativity” art book from the International Art Curator Magazine. Dave has frequently exhibited his artwork internationally in Milan, London, Paris and USA.

 

Artist Statement

“My paintings are all about emotion, light /shadow and capturing "the moment". I strive to blend abstract and loose realism to create a piece that provokes thought and reflection of memories or aspirations in the eye of the beholder. Each time I look at a piece I have created I can always recall a soundtrack I have listened to which helped shape the artwork’s direction.... a bit like having my own playlist in paint.” 

Mediums

They say you should never cook with wine that you would not drink. Dave feels the same way about artwork (he also enjoys fine wine), hence he only uses high quality mediums.

“Oil: I use Rembrandt as they have intense luminosity and depth, along with the highest possible concentration of pigments. This makes for vibrant tones where the mood of the painting can change based on light source.” Dave Thomas

“Acrylic: I use Atelier Interactive as they offer exceptional pigment loading, lightfastness and have a velvety satin finish. As with the Rembrandt oils, the high pigmentation results in vibrant and moody tones.” Dave Thomas