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David John Atkinson

Education

1997-1999 BA Illustration, Loughborough University School of Art and Design.

1995-1997 BTEC Higher National Diploma in Illustration, Stockport College of Further and Higher Education.

1994-1995 BTEC Foundation in General Art and Design, Burnley College School or Art and Design.

1992-1994 BTEC National Diploma in General Art and Design, Burnley College School or Art and Design.

1991-1992 BTEC First Award in General Art and Design, Burnley College School or Art and Design.



Interests and activities

Wildlife, ornithology, travel, African culture, photography, music, film, literature, outdoor pursuits, keeper of exotic animals (snakes and tarantula).



Favourite artists and illustrators

Turner, Degas, Elizabeth Blackadder, John Waterhouse, Joseph Raffael, Ralf Steadman, Dave McKean, Arthur Rackham, Barbara Hepworth, Sara Midda, Archibald Thornburn.



Patents and publications

Pinny's Hospital Visit, a co-produced children's activity book for Burnley General Hospital, 1994-95.

Artwork to promote the charity The Primate Society of Great Britain, including posters and calendars, 1999.

AOL illustration reference book, images 24, 2000.



Awards received

Duke of Edinburgh Award, 1990.

Burnley College Art and Design Award, 1991- 92.

The Winsor & Newton Young Artist Award 2000, 1st Prize.



Exhibitions

The Howarth Gallery, Burnley, in-house artist, 1994.

The Conningsby Gallery, London, Graduation Exhibition, 1999.

The Mall Gallery, London, Royal Institute of Painters in Watercolour, 2000.

The Harlequin Centre, Watford, P.A.W.S 2000, Paint a Wildlife Subject.

The Mall Gallery, Society of Wildlife Artists, 2000.

Olympia 2, Artist and Illustrators Exhbition, Born Free Competition Finalist, 2000.

Kings Hall & Winter Gardens, British Society Of Painters, 2000.

The Mall Gallery, Royal Institute of Painters in Watercolour, 2001.

The Mall Gallery, Royal Institute of Painters in Watercolour, 2002.