David entered Falmouth School of Art in 1961 and later studied at the West Midlands College from where his early abstract work was taken up by the Compendium Gallery in Birmingham. During his years as a teacher, David’s painting developed through various stages from pure abstract work to figurative landscapes and eventually evolved into the strong, soulful work for which he is widely known today.
It was not until the early nineties that David began to exhibit his work regularly. Subsequently his work has attracted a wide international following. Hosking paintings can now be found in collections throughout the world. And those first published as prints in Britain and America are now sold throughout the world.
David’s sources of inspiration are many and varied. He explains, “sometimes it is a scene that is visually exciting or evocative, sometimes the “atmosphere” of a moment , sometimes a conversation. A small detail like a combination of colours, or a surface texture . At the moment of experiencing these things, I see images, potential paintings or drawings in my brain. ”
“Sometimes I make a small drawing at that moment. The inspiration of the moment is stored and kept waiting for when I will develop it and let it grow into a new painting. Often then, more paintings develop from that first work. It is as if the original inspiration is a seed which grows and grows, sometimes on one tall stalk, but often with many branches.”
The Customs House Gallery exhibits original work by David Hosking as well as a range of prints. Please contact us should you wish to enquire about current stock of David Hosking prints.