Elected to the Society 1993
DAVID MACAULAY was born in Bolton-le-Sands, Lancashire. He studied at the Lancaster & Morecambe and Liverpool Colleges of Art. After beginning his teaching career in Essex David returned to the north in 1963 when he joined the staff of Ulverston Victoria High School. From 1973 David continued his Art teaching at John Ruskin School, Coniston, until taking early retirement from full-time teaching in 1990. He then taught part-time at Chetwyde School in Barrow-in-Furness until 2002. David has now retired from teaching completely and devotes as much time as possible to his own paintings, drawings and woodcarving.
David’s main mediums are graphite, pastels and crayon for intimate studies done directly from the landscape or in the studio. He enjoys the use of oil paint for larger, detailed, studio works. Closely observed, sensitive graphite studies of trees contrast vividly with dynamic interpretations of the texture, movement and colour in fragments of both natural and manmade environments.
He exhibits regularly with the Lake Artists Society at Grasmere. His work is represented in private collections abroad as well as in Britain.
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