David Leyland

Born in Manchester 1959 David Leyland studied art at Bolton Art College, followed by Rochdale Art College and then a Fine Art Degree course in painting and sculpture at Canterbury Art College. In 1982 David spent several months at the Cyprus School of Art teaching and painting. Since then he has worked in England and Wales and spent eight years in France where he also worked as a furniture designer/maker. David is now settled in Somerset, and has returned to his first love of fine art painting.

David uses contrasting marks and brushes to convey movement within his paintings, playing with negative and positive shapes. He defines and gives structure to his figures by the interplay of space and form. Davidís work is based mainly on the abstraction of figures and other subjects whilst keeping their figurative elements intact. He uses colour, tone and the play between figurative and abstract painting to create mood and character.

Davidís work can be seen in collections in France, America, Cyprus, England and Wales.

Dancers 2

Acrylic on Board
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Still Life

Triptych
Acrylic on Board
Each panel 82x122cm

Bathing

Oil on Canvas
60x80cm

Dancer 4

Oil on Canvas
70x100cm

Reclining Nude 2

Oil on Canvas
70x100cm

Crouching Nude

Oil on Canvas
70x100cm

Small Nude

Acrylic on Board
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Reclining Nude 3

Oil on Canvas
70x100cm

Dancing Figure

Oil on Canvas
60x80cm

Nude 4

Oil on Canvas
70x100cm