Artist Biography - David Baumforth

Internationally celebrated painter David Baumforth was the winner of 'Not The Turner Art Prize', and exhibiter at Royal Watercolour Society Open, and Royal Academy Summer Show, London.
David Baumforth was born in York in 1942. The Yorkshire coast and its hinterland are a constant inspiration and he occasionally combines his painting with his other passion for cars by underta
...king motor sport commissions.


Rarely using the so-called tools of his trade, he prefers to paint with rags, sticks and fingers rather than brushes.


David creates atmospheric landscapes and seascapes using watercolours and water based paints. Living in East Yorkshire, Baumforth’s work has been compared to Turner and his work combines a contemporary viewpoint with the tradition of the Northern European Romantic Painters, capturing the elemental power of nature.


To Baumforth art is an expression of intellect and joy, and it is the depth of perception portrayed in his paintings, its rawness and passion that has impressed critics such as William Packer and Sister Wendy Beckett.

“Baumforth is a painter of sea and landscape who stands foursquare and unapologetic in the Romantic Turnerian tradition, but, as his powerfully evocative works make clear, it is to the later Turner of the near-abstract, apparently unfinished canvases and the rapid free intuitive watercolour studies, all mist and light and spray, with strange forms emerging from the shadows, that he is always looking.” William Packer, former Financial Times Art Critic.
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