Artist David’s work on show in London

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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.

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