David Weston has enjoyed success as an artist for over 35 years. His paintings are held both in
private and public collections and his annual one-man exhibitions are eagerly awaited and
invariably sold out. This book follows on from the success of David Westonís England and
presents to the reader a wider range of paintings from this versatile artist, including pictures from England,
Ireland, Scotland,Wales, France, Belgium, Italy, Scandinavia and Greece.
Westonís paintings appeal directly to those who appreciate the skill of the traditional artist. His paintings
perfectly capture the atmosphere of places we may ourselves know well, or have visited. They
bring home to us a sense of place, encapsulating the summer warmth on an Italian hillside, the shaded
market square in France, and the cool mist-shrouded loch in the Scottish Highlands.
The majority of works included have been painted specifically for inclusion in this book and are here
shown for the first time. Anyone who has collected Davidís work, or who has simply delighted in looking
at his paintings, can here on page after page enjoy the variety and quality of his superb images.
The paintings speak for themselves, revealing the versatility of Westonís style, while the artistís
commentary provides the reader with a fascinating insight into the inspiration and motivation behind
each painting, and each place depicted.
David Westonís professional career began after a singularly successful exhibition
at the British Transport Museum in 1969 when patrons and fellow artists alike
applauded his work. From that point on he prospered as a painter, producing an
extremely varied range of paintings in both oil and watercolour. The key word for
his work is atmosphere, whether his subject is an old country house, a rusty old
car, boats in an estuary, a wet English summer day, or a storm at sea. These effects
dominate his pictures and give them their meaning.
His paintings have enjoyed successful showings in both private and public galleries and are represented
in such collections as The Royal Scottish Museum in Edinburgh, Glasgow City Art Galleries,The National
Railway Museum, British Rail, and the National Motor Museum, together with several other national and
provincial public collections. The artistís reputation has been further enhanced by the publication of
seven books of his paintings and a documentary by Central TV.
ISBN 978 184114 611 9, hardback, 238x258mm, 168 pages. Published September 2007.