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Student Story: David Mair, Fine Art

Written by Jasmin Woolley-Butler
Published date 02 December 2019

David Mair answers our questions about his inspiration, and the impact studying a short course in Abstract Painting had on his life. Abstract Painting is the ideal course if you are excited by the idea of experimenting with themes of abstraction in visual arts. You leave the course with a number of paintings that reflect your own style and a deeper understanding of abstract painting.

Where are you currently based?
Sheffield

What is your occupational background?
Currently working as a full time artist.

Which course did you study  and why did you choose it?
Abstract Painting. I am interested in abstraction as a language from Miles Davis to Picasso and everything in between.

How has this course benefitted your career and personal development?
I am now a full time artist exhibiting and selling my art.

What would you say to someone who is thinking about taking a short course Camberwell, Chelsea or Wimbledon Colleges of Arts?
The course literally changed my life. I paint in ways that I never thought possible. Care less about the final result and immerse oneself in the process. The essence of life is the movement of time. Process is the soul of existence. All existence is a process. The universe is a changing flux of physical movement.

David Mair - Paintings

What do you believe is integral to the work of an artist or designer, in any discipline?
Creativity comes from a commitment to communicate the essence of human life.

What 3 words best describe your short course experience at Chelsea, Camberwell or Wimbledon?
Creativity, energy, spirit.

Anything else you would like to add?
Art tells the story of who we are. The human condition is framed by great art.

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