David Sawyer RBA

David Sawyer Romantic Cities and Landscape painter of Light

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Elected a member of the prestigious Royal Society of British Artists in 2004, David Sawyer describes himself as a modern British Impressionist, working within the tradition of landscape painting. Born in London in 1961, David went on to study at Canterbury College of Art. After graduating in the early 1980s, he has worked continually as a fine artist, including a brief period as a scene painter. 

Today, he works between a small studio space in London, where he formulates his ideas and a larger studio in southwest France. Where he generally paints his more substantial pieces. He is primarily interested in architectural subjects and how light reveals the nature of its structure, as well as creates mood and atmosphere. His favoured subject matter encompasses everything from Mediterranean landscapes to the urban skyline of London.

While his principal medium is oil paint, he also uses watercolour as a means of exploring ideas and making preparatory studies. David has firmly established himself amongst his contemporaries, and his career as an artist has seen great success. He regularly shows at the Mall Galleries with the Royal Society of British Artists. He has also exhibited with the New English Arts Club, The Royal Institute of Painters in Watercolour and the Chelsea Art Society.

David Sawyer numerous awards include:

The Katherine William-Powlett Memorial Prize 1997 at the 1997 Chelsea Arts Society 50th Anniversary

The Daler-Rowney Award at the RBA 2005 Exhibition.

The Education Purchase Prize at the RBA 2006 Exhibition.

The Artists Magazine Prize at the RBA 2009 Exhibition.

The Arts Club Prize at the RBA 2010 Exhibition

Royal Automobile Club, Centenary Art Prize (2011)

The de Laszlo Medal at the RBA 2012 Annual Exhibition

The Julian Barrow Prize for a Painting, Chelsea Arts Society Exhibition 2016

Current work of David Sawyer RBA showing in our exhibition

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May 2014 International Artist Magazine Challenge #80. Favourite Subjects, Finalist Award published in International Artist

July 2013 Featured Artist in Artists and Illustrators Magazine.

July 2012 Featured Artist in Artists and Illustrators Magazine.

September 2009 “David Sawyer in conversation with Julian Halsby”. The Artist Magazine.

July 2008 “Oxford from an Artist’s eye. Art of England Magazine.

October 2000 “Materials and Methods: Choosing Canvases”. Artists and Illustrators Magazine.

May 1998 “Materials and Methods: Canvas and Oil Papers”. Artists and Illustrators Magazine.

March 1998 “Ancient and Modern”. Artists and Illustrators Magazine.



2006-2008 “Skylines for Board Rooms”. Views from the 8th

2003 3 Oil Paintings for the State Rooms of the Cunard Liner “Queen Mary II” (26 Limited edition prints of each




Recent paintings 2013-2014. “From the Mediterranean to the River Thames”. Thompson’s Gallery Marylebone, 15 New Cavendish Street, London W1G 9UB


“Inspired by Spires” Panter & Hall, 27 Bury Street, St James’s London 


Cambridge Colleges. Oils and Watercolours. Thompson’s Gallery Marylebone

12th August to 21st August . Recent French Paintings. Rue du Pont, St Lizier,  France

•8th June to 1st July. Recent Paintings. Panter & Hall London 


• Recent Paintings Oakham Contemporary Gallery, 27 Bury Street, St James’s, London SW1Y 6AL


Recent Travels in France and Italy. John Davies Gallery, The Old Dairy Plant, Moreton-in-Marsh, Gloucestershire 

Recent Paintings. Panter & Hall


Oxford. Drawings and Watercolours. Thompson’s Gallery Marylebone

Recent Paintings Oakham Contemporary Gallery London 


Recent Paintings Panter & Hall, 9 Shepherd Market, London W1J 9PF


Recent Paintings (Oils and Watercolours) Panter & Hall


Recent Paintings (Oils and Watercolours) Panter & Hall


Oils and Watercolours, Thompson’s Gallery Aldeburgh, Suffolk 

Recent Paintings (Oils) Panter & Hall  London 

Floor of the Friedfrank Building, City Road, London


“Sailing to Byzantium” (Oils) Panter and Hall London 


“Recent Paintings” (Oils and Watercolours). The Wykeham Gallery, Stockbridge, Hampshire

“A Tale of Two Cities” (Oils) Panter and Hall, London 


“Recent Paintings in Oils” Panter and Hall, London 

ICAS art gallery 2020For all private or corporate commission by our gallery artists, please contact Sunil Vilas call 01462 677455 or email: Sunil@vilasart.co.uk ICAS – DAVID SAWYER RBA – ROMANTIC CITIES & WATERCOLOUR LANDSCAPE COLLECTION