David Holliday

Having lived most of his life in the North East, David paints his original watercolours from his studio at the Hearth Arts Centre in the beautiful Tyne Valley. 

A professional artist for over 20 years he paints in a distictive, bold style, applying vivid colours, watery brush strokes and intricate details to areas of interest...

“My work flow involves firstly taking photographic reference on location. Using the photos, I then do several small, fast paintings to get the colours right and to get a feel for how the final painting will look. Next, I do a very detailed drawing which I use as the bones for the final painting. When using watercolours, I am never 100% in control of the outcome due to the fluid nature of the paint, for me this is part of the appeal.”