About David England

 

I’m an artist first and foremost.

After all these years (I was born in 1954) I can say that, without feeling dishonest, because it’s what I do when I get up in the morning!

I was born in the West Midlands – the heart of the industrial revolution and all my family were chainmakers and nailmakers.
My favourite medium has always been the pencil. Even after years of hand-printing greeting cards and then carving stone into nice things for galleries I have to come back to my graphite friend for long term happiness.

I live in Herefordshire. Hereford is a bit like Shropshire in that it’s an area not many people in the UK could point towards, let alone the rest of the world.

As an artist I’ve had a few big shows that I would earmark as peaks in my secret career.

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An Alchemy of Stone‘ Installation, Hereford 2013. Stone carvings in a willow cage, three-dimensional drawings and pencil drawings with text suspended on muslin sheets. Wall drawings and recorded soundscape. A prequel to Mig Dante.

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‘Just go straight on’ an installation at Hereford Museum/Art gallery 2003 with Christine Watkins and Richard Urbanski. Celebrating the life and work of Alfred Watkins.

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‘Messengers’ Installation at MOMA Machynlleth, Powys 1993.               3000 pieces of bamboo, seventy pieces of original artwork and a pre-recorded sound-scape. It was about the world of angels.