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Summer Storm
© the artist. Photo credit: Hampshire County Council’s Contemporary Art Collection

Summer Storm c.1997

David Atkins (b.1964)

Hampshire County Council’s Contemporary Art Collection

Painter and draughtsman, born in Greenwich, London. He was notable for expressive and richly coloured landscapes, as in his solo shows at Albemarle Gallery, 2002 and 2004. Atkins did a foundation course at St Martin’s School of Art, 1982–3; gained a first-class honours degree in fine art, painting, at Winchester School of Art, 1983–6; then obtained his postgraduate certificate, 1993–5. Awards included The Bateson Mason Award for Drawing, 1986; Atlantis Young Artist Award, 1st Prize, 1993; Bideford Open, prize, 1999; The Façade International Prize for Painting at The Discerning Eye and The Chichester Open, prize, both 2000; The Laing Landscape Award, 2001; and The Horan Prize for Painting, NEAC, 2003. Other mixed exhibitions included RA Summer Exhibition, 1995; Landmark.

Text source: 'Artists in Britain Since 1945' by David Buckman (Art Dictionaries Ltd, part of Sansom & Company)

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