David Humphreys has lived in Sussex for over fifty years. We first exhibited his work over a decade ago and now at 80 he is still at the height of his powers and pushing his work in new directions. David’s work is rooted in the landscape, He loves to walk, to Cissbury or Chanctonbury and down to the sea. Otherwise as Far as Black Cap or the Kingly Vale … across the vinyards and down through the park to Petworth. Influenced by the poetry of Edward Thomas he is a lyrical painter in the British pastoral tradition.
When not in Sussex, David is drawn to the far flung corners of the British Isles, setting forth in his red camper van. He responds to the purity and geography of these places. The vast sweeps of deserted beaches running into sheltered coves, the ancient hills swathed in mist, the bare rocks, coarse grass and whitewashed cottages hugging the shore or nestled in the dip of a farmland. With his luminous but restrained palette, his feeling for rhythm and form Humphreys celebrates the land as a life force. He has shown throughout Britain, New York, South America and on the Continent. He is a regular exhibitor at the Royal Academy and represented in many private, corporate and museum collections including the Arts Council of Great Britain, the National Library of Wales and the Department of the Environment.