David Whitson has done a little painting for many years, but it is only in his recent retirement that he has begun to take it more seriously.
David worked professionally as a cinematographer, and was employed for thirty years at the BBC Television Film Unit.
It is the skills learnt in his profession, of composition, perspective, lighting and colour that he endeavours to bring to his paintings. Perhaps unsurprisingly, photography plays a large part in the inspiration for his paintings, and he works entirely from his own photographs.
He can be inspired by almost any subject, but a lifelong love of the sea results in a strong bias to maritime subjects, a bias strengthened by his move to the Hampshire coast in 2017.
David’s preferred medium is water soluble oils on prepared board.