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2nd Portrait of Rowan by NewAgeTraveller
2nd Portrait of Rowan
2nd Portrait of Rowan
Acrylics on canvas board 10" x 14"
Painted 2015 by David Stooke
New art from NewAgeTraveller
Double Portrait of Ant and May by NewAgeTraveller
Double Portrait of Ant and May
Acrylics on canvas board 20"x15"
Painted 2015 by David Stooke

Something I've always tried to do is visit as many art exhibitions as I can. Whether local artists in the town library, or big, internationally important, exhibitions in London or other major cities, the more I can see the better! Since the Giorgio De Chirico show at the Tate Gallery in 1983, I've managed to attend some great ones; El Greco at the National Gallery, David Hockney at the Royal Academy, The Group of Seven at the Dulwich Picture Gallery. In 2002 it was Paul Klee at the Hayward Gallery on London's Southbank, and yesterday, 11 years later, a second Paul Klee exhibition, this time at Tate Modern. 

I suppose I'm a bit unrealistic hoping there won't be too many people in attendance, there's always the dream that the gallery will be empty and I can spend long minutes gazing at each artwork, but sadly it was swarming with people and the various rooms were packed! Crowds gathered around the paintings and it was all a bit hectic and slightly frustrating! But seeing Klee's incomparable work again was a joy! The colours were so much more vivid and mind blowing than they appear in books or on screen, and I came out feeling not only overwhelmed by it all but also the sense of how my own work is so bland and uninspired in comparison! Maybe we all should visit these shows, if only to stop ourselves getting inflated ideas about our own importance! They have much to teach us artists, these great names from the past!   


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David Stooke
United Kingdom
Current Residence: Salisbury, UK
Favourite genre of music: Psychedelic
Favourite photographer: Henri Cartier Bresson
Favourite style of art: Old Masters
Operating System: windows
Favourite cartoon character: Fabulous Furry Freak Brothers

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tdcooke Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
wonderful work david!
Dagger-13 Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Impressive gallery, your paintings are so good! :nod:
SoPhoReal Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2015  New Deviant Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Woah, Amazing Color!!! Wish I could do color drawings!!
Madam--Kitty Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Hi! wanna join my group called Anti-illuminati-01? anti-illuminati-01.deviantart.…
NewAgeTraveller Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2014
Thanks for your message and thank you for the interest and support. Sorry for my lack of feedback so far, please don't think me uncommunicative, but we have been suffering in this severe weather that has left Britain bruised and battered. Luckily we have escaped the floods but our house is suffering problems associated with the heavy rain. As a result I've found it hard to find the time to reply to messages and spend time on DeviantArt. But I am grateful to you for showcasing me as an artist.
Tarquille Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Hi David, just a quick note to let you know that your "Portrait of Finnie" is currently featuring on the IndieGuild homepage in our "Sound & Vision: Episode 93" publication. Thanks once again for bringing your talent to IndieGuild and embracing our project!
Tarquille Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Hi David, thanks for embracing the IndieGuild project. I've already set up your page on the site:… Please let me know if you feel anything needs tweaking!
ArtKosh Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2014   Traditional Artist
Welcome to
:iconforthickbeard:ForThickBeard !!!

Thank you for your joining this group
and hope you will have a great BeardFun!

Your gallery so brilliant ! Thanks again!:peace:

Founder of ForThickBeard
LiepoSeis Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2014
You are very welcome in the goOD-VibrationsS, your works inspire me a lot! You are a truly artist!
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