David Paskett PPRWS, Hon RI, Hon RE, Hon AWI, Hon Gansu WA
David Paskett studied fine art at Hornsey and Exeter Colleges of Art. He was President of the Royal Watercolour Society 2009.-12. Artist in Residence at the Pitt Rivers Museum, Oxford University, 1992.
Since living in Hong Kong 1986-90 David has regularly sourced imagery for his paintings in China. He has lectured at major art academies, including Hangzhou, Shanghai, Chongqing, Naning, Lanzhou and Shenyang, Also participating as a judge and exhibitor in International watercolour exhibitions in Lushan, Shanghai, Zhujiajiao and Hangzhou.
Last year at Luxun Art Academy, Shenyang and Songcheng Gallery, Shandong, and a retrospective at The Hong Kong Club.
Large ceramic paintings are exhibited in Fuliang’s ancient town near Jingdezhen.
In recent years associations with The Paper Museum Biennale in Fabriano, an RWS exhibit in Malta and a solo show at the Majlis Gallery, Dubai, David has been casting his net nearer to home.
Visits to Dubai, Malta, Greece, Morocco, Italy and Spain , often whilst teaching, have given rise to a new body of multi layered imagery.
Constantly drawing from life, he makes connections
between people and objects, in everyday locations where mini dramas arise and light and geometry fuse to elevate and give stature to the incidental.
Collections and commissions
Standard Chartered Bank 150th anniversary, Shanghai./ Beijing. Kerry International, The World Bank, Freshfields, Hutchison Whampoa. Hargreaves Lansdown. Shurniak Art Gallery Saskatchewan. The Hong Kong Jockey Club. The Hong Kong Tourist Association. Chinese University of Hong Kong. China Traveller Magazine Xiling Seal Engravers Collection, Hangzhou . Tonglu Museum.
David painted a Watercolour for 100th birthday of HM Queen Elizabeth The Queen Mother.
He won the The Queens Award in 1965 and subsequent awards with the RWS , Hunting Observer and Sunday Times Watercolour Competition.
No18 The Bund, Shanghai . Hilton Hotel, Beijing.
Picture This Gallery, Hong Kong.
The RA, Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. Royal Albert Hall
Regularly exhibiting at Bankside Gallery, London’s Mall Galleries, The Sunday Times Watercolour Competition and at the Watercolour and Drawings Fair.
In 2005 ‘A Vision Of China’ was published ‘
Chair partnership. The Sedate one. Watercolor