venue 48: Sutherland Reay


Born in 1950 in South Manchester, David moved to the Peak District in 1995 and now lives in New Mills. Self-taught, David originally worked exclusively in watercolour in a very traditional manner. Recent experiments in oil and acrylic paint have thrown up new challenges, not least of which, to overcome the initial temptation to use the new media like watercolour! More recently, David’s work has become looser in style, concentrating on a response to the landscape in general, rather than being too site specific