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David Holmes

 

Full name- FREDERICK CECIL DAVID HOLMES.

Born in Chelsea London.

He attended Ealing Technical College and School of Art and The Central School of Art. After a career in advertising David has devoted his time to painting, illustration and design. Presently working in his London studio.If pressed to explain his paintings he says that he likes to 'mess around with reality'

COMMISSIONS:

THE ROYAL MAIL postage stamps for the 2010 Olympic Games and the six images for the 2015 Christmas stamps.

PROMOTIONAL ILLUSTRATIONS for The Department of Health. The Milk Marketing Board, Singapore Tourist Prom. Board. Macallan Malt Whisky. British Airways. Wiltshire Farm foods. The Chelsea Flower Show. Bentley Motor Cars. Marks & Spencer. Cathay Pacific Airlines.

NEWSPAPERS & MAGAZINES: New Yorker. The Times. FT. Country Living.

BOOKS: Roger Deakin's Waterlog and Wildwood. England in Particlar by Common Ground.

David's work is lodged in 'The Working Illustrators Archive' at The V&A London.

 

EXHIBITIONS:       Smith's Gallery ....................................... 1986 (Group)

                             Littleton Gallery Southbank ..................... 1986 (Group)

                             Smith's Gallery ........................................ 1987 (Group)

                             Littleton Gallery ....................................... 1987 (Group)

                             Howards Gardens Gallery Cardiff ............1988

                             Harrods Art Gallery ..................................1989

                            The Sunday Times Singer & Friedlander

                             watercolour exhibition . .......................... 1991

                            Guardian Newspaper Gallery ................. 1997

                            Assoc. of Illustrators Show RCA ........... 2001 (Group)

                            Home House Gallery ............................. 2002

                            The Mall Gallery .................................... 2005

                            Brick Lane Gallery. Aol ......................... 2006 (Group)

                            Belsize Library Gallery ......................... 2006

                            The Arts Club Gallery Dover St. .......... 2008

                            La Galleria, Royal Opera Arcade ......... 2009

                            Royal Academy .................................... 2010, 2011, 2013

 

Collectables Signed By David Holmes