Artist David’s work on show in London
A Dalbeattie artist has added to his growing reputation by exhibiting at the Royal Academy’s annual summer exhibition in London.
And David Rae’s work in oils“The Main Stand”has already been snapped up for £1,850.
The painting features his reimagining of part of the dilapidated former Stelrad factory in Dalbeattie.
It is one of many based on locations in the town which featured in his childhood.
The talented 23 year-old was delighted to be showing at the Royal Academy for the first time – and to have made a pound or two.
David told the News:“The painting is one of the building of the old Stelrad factory but changed quite a bit.
“I had originally submitted two paintings but only got one in.
“I was a wee bit disappointed at that but quite happy in the end and it was quite good that somebody actually bought it.”
David is currently working against the clock to prepare for his next show at the Roger Billcliffe Gallery in Glasgow.
“I will have between 15 and 20 pieces for the exhibition which opens on August 30 for three weeks. It is a lot of work but I’ll get there in the end.”
David’s work has already featured in galleries in Scotland and London including two Royal Scottish Academy exhibitions.
He has also exhibited at Gray’s School of Art inVienna and Skopje, Macedonia.
The Royal Academy received more than 16,000 painting for its exhibition but only 1,500 were accepted.