‘His unique style captures the personality of a building’

17 Nov 2012 @ 9.18 pm
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Extract from The Red House by David Markham
In the last three years artist and YorkMix writer David J Markham has gained a national following for his pen and wash paintings.

And you can now see his work at an exhibition at Aberford Interiors Gallery, at Aberford, south of Tadcaster.

Much of the artwork in the exhibition, entitled Built In Yorkshire And Sketches of France, involves building, or architectural details – all signed with David’s trademark bunny. People commissioning paintings of their houses receive a complimentary rabbit sculpture with their artwork.

David is artist of the month at John Long’s Aberford gallery with a show running until November 28 that features some of Yorkshire’s most iconic buildings and sketches from a recent French trip. 

The self taught artist is inspired by the work of artists such as Ralph Steadman and John Piper.   

York Minster by David Markham

Aberford Interior owner John Long said: “I’ve been supporting David since he started to exhibit his work commercially three years ago – in fact he was the first artist whose work we exhibited. People who buy his artwork, or commission a painting of their home, love his unique style that captures the personality and charm of a building.”

David also sells limited editions of his work nationally through Buckingham Fine Art and illustrates books covers for The Frogmore Press. A limited print of his cover Languages Of Colour published in May was created by The Curwen Studio, well known for its work with leading artists and illustrators. 

David regularly reviews the newspapers on BBC Radio York. 

  • Built In Yorkshire And Sketches Of France is at at Aberford Interiors Gallery. The gallery is open Tuesday to Saturday from 9.30am to 5pm and on Sundays from 10.30am to 4.30pm
  • For more information about David and his work visit his website stoneandsteel.co.uk