David Axtell

Born in Oxford in 1970. David completed an Illustration course at Falmouth School of Art and began working freelance for several major publishing houses. His work as an illustrator included work for clients such as Puffin Books, Macmillan Books, Harper Collins and Mojo Magazine. He was twice a bronze medal winner in the Nestle Smarties Book Award and runner-up in the BFC Mother Goose Award 1998 as the most exciting newcomer to children’s picture books. With an interest in the relationship and interaction of people and the sea, David searches for an intriguing narrative that pulls in the viewer and makes us feel we have caught a glimpse of his figures in an unguarded moment. In his calm, measured work we are reminded of the quiet solitude of an Edward Hopper, whilst the detailed narrative and love of the landscape of Cornwall is reminiscent of the artists of the Newlyn School.
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Three of a Kind
Oil on canvas. Self-framed.
Image area:100cm x 100cm
(£2300) Sold


Ripple of Light
Acrylic on panel. Elegant moulded frame.
Image area:30cm x 30cm
(£475) Sold


Two Summer Sons
Acrylic on canvas. Self-framed.
Image area:40cm x 40cm
£495


Working Boats Carrick Roads
Acrylic on canvas. White, box frame.
Image area:30cm x 30cm
£475


Twins
Oil on canvas. Self framed.
Image area:30cm x 30cm
(£395) Sold


Mother and Daughter
Oil on canvas. Self framed.
Image area:60cm x 60cm
£745


Young Girl with Bodyboard
Oil on panel. Elegant box frame.
Image area:20cm x 20cm
(£345) Sold


Summer Sons
Self-framed.
Image area:100cm x 100cm
(£2250) Sold


Summer Son VII
Oil on panel. Elegant white box frame.
Image area:30cm x 30cm
(£475) Sold


Summer Son
Oil on panel. Elegant white box frame.
Image area:
£425


Three of of a Kind
Oil on canvas. Self framed.
Image area:50cm x 50cm
(£545) Sold


Drift I
Acrylic on box frame.
Image area:30cm x 30cm
(£425) Sold


Into the Light
Acrylic on box frame.
Image area:60cm x 60cm
(£745) Sold


Family in the Cove
Acrylic on box frame.
Image area:60cm x 60cm
(£745) Sold