Lockhart, David

Elected to RSW 1969

Artists Statement

Typically of Scots painters, my imagery has always owed much to the media and materials used. Inspiration usually comes from discovery of a new medium, tool or technique rather than from ideas or themes. Work is mainly in acrylics and watercolour with the occasional work in oils. It was long after Art College that I evolved a philosophy of art which was to nurture and sustain any modus operandi. My most fundamental understanding came from observing the development of imagery in children from infancy to puberty. I play a bum traditional fiddle to correct the neurosis of painting.


1940-1944 - Edinburgh College of Art
1944-1945 - Andrew Grant Post Graduate Scholarship
1945-1946 - Andrew Grant Travelling Scholarship - Freelance Illustrator
1959-1979 - Professional Member and regular exhibitor SSA
1969-Present - Ongoing exhibitor of RSW
1969-Present - Ongoing exhibitor of RSW
          - Three times Member of Council
         - Twice Member of Hanging Team
         - Twice Member of Awards Committee
2001 - Hospitalfield Alumni Association Committee
2002 - Became Treasurer


1984 - EIS Purchase Award

Selected Exhibitions

2002 - Retrospective for 80th Birthday - Fife Council Arts
2001 - One Man Exhibition for opening of the remodelled Byre Theatre, St Andrews
2000 - Opening Exhibition - Scottish Painters, Richmond Gallery, London
1997 - RSW at Roger Billcliffe Gallery, Glasgow
1984 - Artist for Scottish Booth Fetes Interceltique Laurient, France
1972 - One Man Exhibition - Pittencrieff Gallery, Dunfermline (Carnegie Spring Festival)
1968 - Four Scottish Artists - Pitlochry Festival Theatre
1966 - Fife Group - French Institute, Edinburgh
1963 - Two Man Exhibition - Douglas and Fowlis, Edinburgh

Public Collections

West Riding Yorkshire Education Authority
Dunbartonshire Education Authority
Harry Cruden, Pitlochry
Carnegie (Dunfermline) Trust
Inverkeithing Community Council
Dunfermline District Council
Fife Council

Scottish Art Council (2 works) - returned to Fife on dispersal of collection
Mural 'Many Mansions' - a listed work L 12' x H 19') in Benarty Primary School, Lochore
Commemorative Panel for Moss Morran Disaster in Cowdenbeath Town House, Cowdenbeath

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