Born in 1964, David Atkins is a landscape painter living and working in Dorset. He studied painting at St. Martin’s School of Art and Winchester School of Art, gaining a 1st Class Honours Degree in painting in 1986. The tradition of landscape painting has always been at the heart of his drawing and painting, and he works directly from the environment, often revisiting places many times and in ever changing weather and seasons, inspired by his immediate surroundings and travels such as to New York, Italy and Ireland.
Atkins has had many successful solo and group exhibitions in the UK and his work is included in both private and public collections. He has won many awards including the Horan prize for painting at the New English Art Club, and the Façade International prize for painting at the Discerning Eye Exhibition. He was recently awarded the Baltic Exchange Prize for painting at the Mall Galleries.