David Stubbs


"Since graduating from the Slade in 1981 I have continued to paint exploring directly observed subject matter using traditional mediums. I work mainly in oils, but also produce work using a variety of other painting and drawing mediums and print-make using black and white and multi-plate colour etching.

"The objects that I work from in my still life paintings are selected and placed for aesthetic reasons, in an attempt to achieve a harmonious image through the creation of compositional arrangements of tone and colour. The landscape is also selected for these reasons. The light unifies these images.

My paintings have sometimes been described as having a calming effect on the viewer. This may be due to a kind of minimalist quality, deliberate lack of narrative and no obvious references to past, present or future, conveying a sense of timelessness."

Solo Exhibitions

2003
Green Man Gallery, Eastbourne
2001
Art & Glass Studio, Eastbourne
1995
Zillah Bell Contemporary Art, Thirsk
Middlesbrough Art Gallery
1992
Cleveland College of Art Gallery, Middlesbrough
1991
Galerie du Relais, Zurich
1989
DLI Museum & Art Gallery, Durham
1985
Long Gallery, Newcastle University

Group Exhibitions

2012
East Sussex Open, Towner Art Gallery, Eastbourne
2011
Show Me The Artist, 3 Bedfordbury Gallery, London
Dulwich Festival, London
East Sussex Open, Towner Art Gallery, Eastbourne
2010
Discerning Eye, Mall Galleries, London
2012, 2009, 2008, 2007, 1998, 1997, 1996, 1995, 1983
Royal Academy Summer Exhibition, London
2007
Webbs Road Fine Art, London
2006
Images Of Land & Sea, Gallery South, Eastbourne
2005, 2000, 2001, 1999
New Grafton Gallery, London
2004
New English Art Club, Mall Galleries, London
2003
Lennox Gallery, London
Fairfax Gallery, Tunbridge Wells
New English Art Club, Mall Galleries, London
2002, 2000, 1998, 1996, 1994, 1993
Zillah Bell Contemporary Art, Thirsk
2001
Royal West of England Academy, Bristol
Fairfax Gallery, Tunbridge Wells
Beaux Arts, Bath
1994
Oxford Gallery
1993
Galerie Kohler, London
University Gallery Summer Exhibition, Newcastle Upon Tyne
1990
Northern Printmaking, Billingham Art Gallery
1989
University Gallery Summer Exhibition, Newcastle Upon Tyne
Charlotte Press Exhibition, Newcastle Library
1988
Dovecot Arts Centre, Stockton On Tees
Bondgate Gallery, Alnwick
1987
Cleveland College of Art Gallery, Middlesbrough
1985
Tyne Tees Northern Open, Sunderland Arts Centre
1984
GLC Spirit Of London Exhibition, Royal Festival Hall

 

  • Birling Gap & Seaford Head by David Stubbs
  • Birling Gap & Seaford Head From Beachy Head by David Stubbs
  • Birling Gap From Warren Hill by David Stubbs
  • Blue, Grey & Yellow Still Life by David Stubbs
  • Blue, Ochre & Green On Lilac & Cream by David Stubbs
  • Downs Study, Near East Dean #1 by David Stubbs
  • Downs Study, Near East Dean #2 by David Stubbs
  • Green, Blue & White On Grey & Lilac by David Stubbs
  • Green, Grey & Blue Still Life by David Stubbs
  • Green, Grey & Yellow With Grey & Pink by David Stubbs
  • Green, Ochre & White On Grey & Blue by David Stubbs
  • River Tees At Hurworth by David Stubbs
  • Seven Sisters & Birling Gap by David Stubbs
  • South Downs Near Beachy Head by David Stubbs
  • South Downs Near Birling Gap by David Stubbs
  • South Downs Near East Dean by David Stubbs
  • Sussex Downs (Went Hill) Near East Dean by David Stubbs
  • Sussex Downs From Warren Hill by David Stubbs
  • Sussex Downs Near Beachy Head (Study) by David Stubbs
  • Sussex Downs Near Birling Gap by David Stubbs
  • Sussex Downs Near Birling Gap With The Belle Tout Lighthouse by David Stubbs
  • Sussex Downs Near East Dean by David Stubbs
  • Sussex Downs Near East Dean by David Stubbs
  • Sussex Downs Near East Dean (Study) #1 by David Stubbs
  • Sussex Downs Near East Dean (Study) #2 by David Stubbs
  • Sussex Downs, Birling Gap #2 by David Stubbs
  • Tree Near Birling Gap by David Stubbs
  • Wensleydale Study by David Stubbs