Welcome to my website where you can browse my original and affordable art, which is all for sale, predominantly landscape and still life oil paintings.

Producing Fine Art in Guildford, Surrey, I generally work in oils, although I'm experimenting with watercolour and coloured pencil, mainly as a sketching aid. Landscapes are generally from my photographs and I interpret what I see in the photo onto the canvas, as it is difficult finding the time to sketch/paint outdoors. Still life is a favourite, as I enjoy the challenge of reproducing the forms, shadows and spaces in the subject. I've also attended a Life class, which was quite different to anything I've done before but most enjoyable, thanks to Dick at Guildford's Sydenham Road centre.

I am a self-taught artist specialising in oil landscapes and still life. Learning by trying has been supplemented by various adult education evening classes, the most successful of which was at Epsom and run by Shuhua Jin. 

I like to enter competitions as they give me a focus in both subject matter and timescale. I’m hoping that I’ll have enough motivation!

In September 2005, I took part in Granada TV’s “A Brush With Fame”, a national portrait painting competition. Although I was excluded in the first round of the Brighton heat, I found it a very invigorating and motivating experience. Meeting up with other artists from all walks of life was highly enjoyable. The event knocked me for six; I was absolutely shattered when I arrived home, only adrenaline had kept me going. I also enjoy being part of Pintar Rapido most years; an outdoor painting competition held in London, Amsterdam and Glasgow. 

Commissions accepted. I can also provide 1-2-1 instruction in oil painting. Please use the Contact page to get in touch and discuss your requirements. I'm also happy to provide private viewings by appointment; again, use the Contact page.

Keep checking for new art, as I regularly add new pieces.

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  • on Twitter at @davidraisonart or @jumpsystems.

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