A self-taught artist based in the Bedfordshire countryside, Dave’s passion flows from the sense of escapism and tranquility that surrounds him when creating each piece of artwork. Dave’s portfolio consists of many one-off unique pieces, vibrant themed collections, and individually tailored commissions.
Dave’s paintings are all about emotion, light /shadow and capturing "the moment". Dave strives to blend abstract and loose realism to create a piece that provokes thought and reflection of memories or aspirations in the eye of the beholder.
“Each time I look at a piece I have created I can always recall a soundtrack I have listened to which helped shape the artwork’s direction, a bit like having my own playlist in paint. I love to explore different ideas which push my own boundaries as I find this is where true creativity can be found.” Dave Thomas
Dave has displayed his artwork within multiple international exhibitions throughout Europe and the USA. During 2021, Dave has also been awarded the “Collector’s Vision International Art Award” and “The Power of Creativity Art Prize”.
“Rise Up” portrays a short fable of breaking free from your problems, reaching beyond your comfort zone, and discovering something wonderful, which enables you to put your troubles into perspective as the bigger picture unfolds before you.
From their home in a little village, gripped by jagged rock face, engulfed in what seems never ending cloud, and with no apparent means of escape, the couple are drawn by a distant orange glow, high up on the rock face across the fjord. One day they muster up the courage, break free of their melancholy, and venture out to locate the source of the orange glow. Climbing higher and higher, they go beyond their initial quest and find themselves stepping out onto a cliff ledge, high above the cloud where they are welcomed by a magnificent glowing orange moon. They have finally escaped their once overwhelming problems and are now free to absorb the clarity and the energy of the night sky along with their loyal canine companion.