David Paynter

After a successful business career building his own design and marketing consultancy, David decided to retire early to spend more time in a purely creative role.  A course at Schumacher College in Dartington inspired him to rekindle his early passion for art in all forms.  He now enjoys painting, life drawing and sculpting, mainly in stone and bronze.  Many of his works are accompanied by poems, which are inspired during the creative process.

David is inspired by the natural world and how it affects us.  In his words:

  'I love nature and am fascinated by our relationship to it – we get a special feeling, almost kinship, from certain rocks; peace from watching a river; awe as we stand under a regal beech tree; a child-like joy from playing in the surf.  It is that relationship I want to explore as I sculpt.'

David is a member of Guildford Arts, and Deputy Chair of Surrey Sculpture Society.  His work has been widely exhibited and is in private collections around the UK and Europe.  www.theartfulgallery.co.uk

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