David Heathcote

David Heathcote, Festival, oil on board, 82 x 109, 2009
David Heathcote, Botanical Garden, oil on board, 49 x 65, 2007
David Heathcote, Green Eye and Ocean Inlet, acrylic on canvas, 76 x 102 cm, 1995
David Heathcote, Spatial Poem, acrylic on canvas, 61 x 76, 1994
David Heathcote, Leaving Naples, 2012
David Heathcote, Black Arrow, 2012
David Heathcote, Night Thoughts, 2009
David Heathcote, Bouquet, 2007
David Heathcote, Blue Opening, 1989
Opening a Window in Africa, acrylic on canvas, 91 x 76, 1991-95
David Heathcote, Family Masquerade, 2002
David Heathcote, Violinist Kyung Wha Chung, bronze, h. 38 cm, 2000
David Heathcote, Mother and Child, bronze, h. 30 cm, w. 40 cm, d. 29 cm, 1998
David Heathcote, Blind Girl, 2000

David Heathcote, Festival, oil on board, 82 x 109, 2009

David Heathcote, Botanical Garden, oil on board, 49 x 65, 2007

David Heathcote, Green Eye and Ocean Inlet, acrylic on canvas, 76 x 102 cm, 1995

David Heathcote, Spatial Poem, acrylic on canvas, 61 x 76, 1994

David Heathcote, Leaving Naples, oil on board, 49 x 65 cm, 2012

David Heathcote, Black Arrow, oil on board, 49 x 65 cm, 2012

David Heathcote, Night Thoughts, oil on canvas, 46 x 61 cm, 2009

David Heathcote, Bouquet, oil on board, 29 x 39 cm, 2007

David Heathcote, Blue Opening, oil paint over acrylic on canvas, 91 x 122 cm, 1989

Opening a Window in Africa, acrylic on canvas, 91 x 76, 1991-95

David Heathcote, Family Masquerade, oil on canvas, 137 x 170 cm, 2002

David Heathcote, Violinist Kyung Wha Chung, bronze, h. 38 cm, 2000

David Heathcote, Mother and Child, bronze, h. 30 cm, w. 40 cm, d. 29 cm, 1998

David Heathcote, Blind Girl, bronze, h. 77 cm, w. 25 cm, d. 48 cm, 2000

David Heathcote, Festival, oil on board, 82 x 109, 2009 thumbnail
David Heathcote, Botanical Garden, oil on board, 49 x 65, 2007 thumbnail
David Heathcote, Green Eye and Ocean Inlet, acrylic on canvas, 76 x 102 cm, 1995 thumbnail
David Heathcote, Spatial Poem, acrylic on canvas, 61 x 76, 1994 thumbnail
David Heathcote, Leaving Naples, 2012 thumbnail
David Heathcote, Black Arrow, 2012 thumbnail
David Heathcote, Night Thoughts, 2009 thumbnail
David Heathcote, Bouquet, 2007 thumbnail
David Heathcote, Blue Opening, 1989 thumbnail
Opening a Window in Africa, acrylic on canvas, 91 x 76, 1991-95 thumbnail
David Heathcote, Family Masquerade, 2002 thumbnail
David Heathcote, Violinist Kyung Wha Chung, bronze, h. 38 cm, 2000 thumbnail
David Heathcote, Mother and Child, bronze, h. 30 cm, w. 40 cm, d. 29 cm, 1998 thumbnail
David Heathcote, Blind Girl, 2000 thumbnail

 
David Heathcote (born 1931) is a contemporary painter whose work has been evolving for more than fifty years. He has lived in Kent since 1979, after working for eight years in Zimbabwe and twelve in northern Nigeria.
 
David has used a wide range of media in his work: oil and acrylic paint, collage, printing techniques, assemblage, clay, bronze and stone. Now he concentrates on oil paintings and small preliminary drawings for them.
 
David’s vivid, often highly abstracted, paintings explore themes of construction, colour and space. His paintings have always been essentially imaginative, though in the past he has regularly undertaken parallel, objective studies, particularly of the human figure, landscape, and sculpture and paintings in museums, though these were rarely consulted when it came to painting. In trying to sum up his own work he can only say, ‘for me creativity is a journey where one is constantly meeting the unexpected. If things go well the composition attains a life and vitality of its own.’ (If it doesn’t it is destroyed!)
 
David trained at Canterbury College of Art, and later at the Slade under Claude Rogers and Keith Vaughan. A crucial moment for David as an artist was his first awareness of cubism while he was a student at the Slade. Africa has also left lasting impressions, affecting in oblique but forceful ways David’s use of colour and form.
 

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