A Quest for Tranquility, 24/3/2016-30/3/2016

A collection of paintings to represent my striving for that inner peace

David Manners came to art only in 2012 and; having had a career in mathematics education, has seen meteoric success in a short period of time.

Despite his short time painting, his reputation for his peaceful seascapes and tranquil portraits is much sought after and growing rapidly.

“ I discovered painting almost by chance having been diagnosed as suffering from PTSD it was suggested I took up painting for therapy. I found a box of oil paints in my attic given to me by my aunt on my 15th birthday 36 years previously. The results have been life changing”.

Entirely self-taught and painting only in oils, he is particularly inspired by the sea and how people and animals interact with it.

“ I love the idea of the anonymous rear view portrait. The viewer can decide who the person is and where they are. I don’t particularly like to have to explain what a painting is all about. The observer makes all the decisions. I simply enjoy painting images of peace and tranquility, something we probably all want in life”

His popular style has already led him to open a gallery in Wilmington, North Carolina, another in Durango, Mexico and has future exhibitions planned at the  Louisville Visual Art Association, Kentucky and in the Beurs van Berlage, Amsterdam.

His style has been compared to that of Jack Vettriano and Edward Hopper; two artists of which he is proud to be likened.

Having exhibited in the UK and the Americas, he undertakes affordable commissioned paintings of all subjects, offering a high quality framing service to suit the needs of the client and their home.

Open daily 10.30-4.30, free admission. Guest invite evening, Friday 25th 6-8pm (with wine)