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I did this when I was slightly less than half the age I am now. I thought maybe someone somewhere might enjoy a peep at it.

FEATURED BY JUST WALLS GROUP – 12th September 2009




dave, dereliction, edwards, watercolour

I am a retired man who enjoys expressing himself in pencils and paints. I have had two solo exhibitions in my home town and I love Redbubble. I get as much pleasure from viewing the works of other artists as from creating my own.

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  • Patricia L. Ballard
    Patricia L. Ba...over 6 years ago

    Beautiful color and pattern, Dave. It’s an interesting step on the way to your current style.

  • I would love to say that my art development had run a smooth path from 1974 to the present day, Patricia, but for example, whilst I did a fair few drawings, between the years of 1974 and 2002, I only produced 70 paintings, which averages two or three a year. In 2003 I produced 39 paintings, yet in 2004 I only did four. Very spasmodic. I once went two years without doing any art at all … that was when I’d convinced myself I couldn’t draw properly (still not 100% sure) … despite having by then sold 5,000 prints of my assorted scenic ink drawings. So you see … I have serious confidence issues. Brian Towers and Walt Evans (both on Redbubble) managed to talk some sense into me recently though, so I am now back to producing pictures regularly.


  • Keeping the confidence level up is a hard thing to do. Somehow all of us have to get past those times and just keep doing what we do. We need to get to the point where we do it because we just can’t not do it. Very simple and lets the issue of confidence become less important.


  • Sean Farragher
    Sean Farragherover 6 years ago

    yes dave and you obviously still had your spirit level,,,,,,,,,lol,,JOKE,,,,,,,,,BEAUTIFUL WORK,THE COLOURS ARE FANTASTIC,

  • rockinsue
    rockinsueover 6 years ago

    great work for a 10yr old lol

  • Don’t you mean a five year old … oops no, sorry, I was thinking of my emotional age :))


  • Sean Farragher
    Sean Farragherover 6 years ago

    beautiful work,,,,can almost feel the texture of the brick

  • Brian Towers
    Brian Towersover 6 years ago

    I’m with Patricia here. We painters come in all shapes and egos, but I think few would not have off days and doubts about our abilities now and then. After years of success – as you’ve experienced – we can still have occasions when things don’t go right and we perhaps feel we are losing it or taking a backward step. It’s not a bad thing as it stops us getting complacent, or worse, self-opinionated. As long as we don’t give in to the negative times and give up we will keep trying and overcome the difficulties and enjoy the extra pleasures that brings. Wow! That sound a bit long-winded.

  • Thanks Brian for those caring words. I have learned a lot from you over the years (Brian and I live in the same town).


  • helene ruiz
    helene ruizover 6 years ago

    wow! dave this is fabulous!!!

  • Lance Leopold
    Lance Leopoldover 6 years ago

    You would have to be a wizz at jigsaw puzzles,Dave,and all your drawings shows an artist with great patience,and this drawing is fantastic!!!

  • Thank you Lance. I feel I should have pursued this style of painting in 1978, but i have only recently caught up with it.


  • kcranmer
    kcranmerover 6 years ago

    This is so cool…I love the perspective through the broken bricks, very beautiful artwork!

  • Kaitlin Beckett
    Kaitlin Beckettover 6 years ago

    I love the tetris feel of this one.
    There’s not one single painting of mine that I don’t get half way through and think: ‘Oh, I’ve really ruined it, no point in finishing it off’ and then I think ‘No, I’ve already spent lots of time on it, I should just do a bit more’ and then I push past the ugly stage and end up really happy with it. Even my favourite finished pieces I wanted to chuck out at one point!
    I think if you never doubt your abilities as an artist from time to time, you’ll never challenge yourself and grow.

  • lareejc
    lareejcover 6 years ago

    well now after reading what everyone wrote – wow! I feel that way so much of the time with my photography! That is why it is so great to have so many wonderful, caring RB friends! Dave – I think your art is FANTABULOUS! I really love bright colors so this one (so far) is my favorite!

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