Born in 1946, David Stanley, Painter and Printmaker, is based in the north of England. Working almost exclusively in acrylic paint, David is a Membership Officer for the National Acrylic Painters Association (NAPA, UK) and a Council member of the Manchester Academy of Fine Arts (MAFA).
He has a Masters degree in Fine Art from the University of Liverpool. International e...xposure was first gained during 1995 with acceptance to an exhibition in New York. Since then his work has been shown in California (1996) and Stuttgart (1998). During June 2000 he was awarded a “Year of the Artist” residency at Wigan Pier by the Arts Council of Great Britain. In spring 2003 David held his first major exhibition in London at the Hutson Gallery, 8 Sackville Street, London W1.
His work has been exhibited in numerous prestigious galleries in London, New York, California and Germany and is permanently represented in Wigan and London.
David won the Daler/Rowney award for Best British Artist at the NAPA exhibition at the Westminster Gallery, London, in Summer 1999. During June 2000 he was awarded a “Year of the Artist” residency by the Arts Council of Great Britain.
In 2001 he won the Major Prize for the most accomplished work in the Manchester Academy of Fine Arts 142nd Annual Open Exhibition from over 300 submissions. In late 2004 two pieces of work were selected by Ediciones Selina for reproduction and sale throughout Spain and across Europe. Merseyside Arts awarded him the Dick Young Memorial Prize at the Sefton Open 2005.