West Norfolk Artists Association

David Hardy


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winter scene by David Hardy

Christmas Eve

a dawn scene by David Hardy

The Dawning

painting of Orford harbour by David Hardy

Orford Harbour

painting of the King's Lynn Juggler by David Hardy

Juggling Jim

stormy sky at Cley windmill, painting by David Hardy

The Storm

animals at the water hole, painting by David Hardy

Watering Hole

Artist's Statement

I don't have any art qualifications except my art itself. At secondary school my art teacher encouraged me to go to art school. Instead I got a job as a junior draughtsman in a drawing office dealing with construction. “Well” I thought, “drawing - I like that”. Years later after college day release, university and then becoming a charted civil engineer, I was still sketching in my own time. I was involved in some large engineering projects but although my head was full of maths, my heart still loitered around art.

After living in urban areas for years, I moved to Norfolk and with it's massive skies, it was then that I was compelled to to paint. I realised that visually I'd always been hemmed in by buildings.

Nowadays I occasionally take on commissions for landscapes and portraits. I try to avoid “engineering” subjects and prefer nature. I paint fairly slowly in watercolour or acrylic, but that's fine because I can become lost in the subject. I rarely exhibit, but if I can make enough to buy yet more art material, I'm happy.

Contact David Hardy

Tel: 01553 676018

Email: davesemail1@sky.com

Facebook: Dave.Hardys.Art