DAVID H. COBLEY   1965- 1971    http://www.beauxartsbath.co.uk/COBLEY.html

The following from David's web site:   http://www.davidcobley.co.uk/ 

David was born in Northampton, England in 1954. He completed a year's foundation course in Art and Design there, but dropped out of a diploma course at Liverpool to travel around Europe and the Far East.

After completing a degree in comparative culture in Japan he began to paint and draw again, returning to England in 1985 as a freelance illustrator and visualiser while painting in his spare time. He was short-listed for the BP Portrait Award in 1989 (then sponsored by the John Player group) and gradually portrait commissions took the place of illustration work.

Alongside his work as a portrait painter, he began exploring his interest in the human figure, and has had solo exhibitions of his work in Beaux Arts Bath, Messum's in London, and most recently at the Victoria Art Gallery, Bath in 2007. David currently divides his time between portrait commissions and the development of new, more personal work.

 

EDUCATION

1979-81 Sophia University, Tokyo, BA Comparative Culture

1972-73 Liverpool School of Art

1971-1972 Northampton School of Art

1965-1971 Wellingborough Grammar School

Following paintings from:      http://www.davidcobley.co.uk/    and    http://www.users.zetnet.co.uk/davidcobley/orangestudio.htm

Nude

Princess Anne

Self Portrait

                                Landscape

Drawings

                          Studio Paintings

SELECTED EXHIBITIONS

2004 Solo Exhibition, Beaux Arts Bath. The Holburne Protrait Prize. The Royal Society of Portrait Painters. The Royal West of England Academy The New English Art Club.

2003 Summer Exhibition, Beaux Arts Bath. The Royal Academy Summer Exhibition. The Royal Society of Portrait Painters. The Royal West of England Academy. The New English Art Club.

2002 Solo Exhibition, Beaux Arts Bath. The Royal Academy Summer Exhibition. The Royal Society of Portrait Painters. The Royal West of England Academy. The Everard Read Gallery, Johannesburg. The Holburne Museum of Art, Bath.  W H Patterson, London

2001 21st Summer Exhibition, Beaux Arts Bath. The Royal Academy Summer Exhibition. The Royal Society of Portrait Painters. The Royal West of England Academy. The Discerning Eye, The New English Art Club

2000 People's Portraits (RP Touring Exhibition) RP Exhibition. The National Portrait Gallery. The Discerning Eye, The New English Art Club.

1999 The Royal Society of Portrait Painters. The Royal West of England Academy, The Hunting Art Prizes.

1998 The Royal Society of Portrait Painters. The Royal West of England Academy, The Discerning Eye

1997 The Royal Society of Portrait Painters

1996 The Royal West of England Academy

1995 The Royal Society of Portrait Painters, The BP Award. The National Portrait Gallery. The Royal West of England Academy.

1989-94 The Royal West of England Academy

1989 The John Player Portrait Award. The Royal Society of Oil Painters.

1984 Three Man Show, Yamagata Gallery, Tokyo

1982 Group Exhibition, Metropolitan Museum, Tokyo

 

COMMISSIONS The Princess Royal, Steven Berkoff, Richard Briers, Sir Norman Fowler, Dame Alicia Markova, The Lord Mayor of London, Sir Timothy Sainsbury, The Dean of Westminster, English National Ballet, Brasenose College Oxford, Exeter College Oxford, Shell UK, The National Society for Epilepsy, The Royal Horse Artillery, The Royal Engineers, The Royal Marines, Royal Mid-Surrey Golf Club, The Royal Navy, The Institution of Civil Engineers, Taylor Woodrow plc, Whitbread plc..

 

AWARDS

1999 Daler-Rowney Prize, RWA

1999 Public Prize RWA Tom Rice Gallery Award

1993 John Brandler Prize

1989 John Player Portrait Award, Shortlisted