David Gleeson was born in Manchester, and studied Visual Art at Aberystwyth University and painting at Wolverhampton University. Since 1984 he has exhibited in numerous solo and group shows across the UK, the USA and South Africa. He has won prizes in seventeen exhibitions including ‘The Discerning Eye’, Huntington Art’ and the Royal Academy Summer exhibition.
David’s fascination with museums and galleries forms the basis of many of his paintings. He paints people in museums; they are not posed portraits but mere glances at individuals engrossed in thought and study. We stand behind the viewer, seeing what they see, just separated by the picture plane.
David’s mastery of Still Life also is quite astounding. A vase of flowers, an old tin jug, cutlery scattered across a table; all his paintings are executed with a knowing eye and skilful hand. Time passes slowly, each object revealing a little mystery as our perception of the painting deepens.
Selected Group Exhibitions
2008 – 20/21 International Art Fair Kensington, London with Fiumano Fine Art
2007 – 20/21 International Art Fair, Kensington, London with Fiumano Fine Art
2007 – The Royal Academy Summer Show
2004 – Small is Beautiful, FarmiloFiumano Gallery, London
2003 – The Discerning Eye, Mall Galleries, London
2002 – Martin Lawrence Galleries, New York, USA
2002 – The Discerning Eye, Mall Galleries, London
2002 – Pringle International Art, New Jersey, USA
2002 – Laing Seascape and Landscape Competition, Mall Galleries, London
2002 – Singer Friedlander/Sunday Times Watercolour Competition, London/Touring
2001 – ‘In House’, Mall Galleries, London – 2001
2001 – The Royal Academy Summer
David Gleeson | Fig. 1
Acrylic on linen
David Gleeson | Redcurrants
Acrylic on board
David Gleeson | Tulip
Acrylic on board
David Gleeson | In the National Portrait Gallery
Pastel on paper