|Since his first solo exhibition in 1976 in Toowoomba Australia at the age of 21, David has had more than 60 solo exhibitions including paintings, sculpture and photographs in locations around the world.|
Australian Artist David Hinchliffe has been painting, exhibiting and selling his work in galleries since the age of 12. He has won numerous competitions as a young artist (Sunday Mail Art Prize, ABC Argonauts Award, Atlantic City Sculpture Award, Toowoomba Gemini prize) and is a regular finalist in Tattersalls Landscape Prize.
David has travelled and painted widely in the United States, UK and Hong Kong and is represented extensively in collections both in Australia and overseas. While his work is principally oils or acrylic on canvas or linen, he has also produced many gouache works and sculpture as well as holding two exhibitions of his photographs (“Two to the Valley, 1992, and “Detours”, 2010). His style has been described as “contemporary impressionism”.
He trained under Brisbane artist, John Rigby, painting as a teenager with contemporaries Tomas McAulay and Rex Backhaus Smith and also studied under premier Australian landscape artist and Archibald prize-winner, William Robinson at the University of Southern Queensland.
“Since a young boy when my father worked in Hong Kong in the 60’s I have always been conscious of the energy and excitement associated with Hong Kong. In September 2016 I revisited Hong Kong with the plan to explore and paint. I was not disappointed, some 50 years later Hong Kong still exudes the fast pace and the dynamic flavour of multiculturalism. I engaged with the locals, met with clients and art lovers…It was fabulous and culminated in the beginning of my Hong Kong series on canvas.”
“Three years later I am still captivated by Hong Kong and the nostalgic connections made that is so obvious when meeting Hongkongers and expats alike. I was here in March this year and have extended my collection, always finding something slightly different with each visit. Wan Chai still entices me as a place to set up my studio and paint. Please enjoy my impressions and feelings of Hong Kong.”
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