David Walshaw was born in Castleford, West Yorkshire. He showed considerable talent for sketching and drawing from an early age, but says that sadly, a memorable 1950s Grammar School education followed by architectural studies directed him away from the pursuit of a career as a professional artist to a lifetime career in Architecture and the building form. Producing engrossing illustrative perspectives of design projects over many years, in Architectural Practice, saw the development of a strong technique in the use of watercolour and mixed media which evolved as loose or detailed interpretations dependent on subject. Having retired from his architectural practice to paint full time, those same techniques continue to evolve today, in a more relaxed environment of painting in the studio or en plein air. He has shown annually at the Gargrave exhibition from 2009 2013, twice winning, best in show. North Yorkshire Open Studios, 2013, Ilkley Art Show, 2013 and a solo show at Helmsley Art Centre in 2014. More recently he was one of eight artists chosen by a small committee, headed by Ken Howard RA, to be featured in The Artists Collection Exhibition at Patchings Art Centre, Nottingham. The exhibition was sponsored by The Artist Magazine.

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