Artists we love - David Purdie video

Sara Allbright

Buyer, Wall Decor


David Purdie talks about the inspiration behind his work

David trained as a painter at the Royal College of Art but, after graduating, ended up working as a photographer shooting advertising and documentary work for the next 20 years. He gave all that up in 2007 to open his own photographic gallery in Rye on the south coast.

David says that his pictures are often of fairly ordinary scenes which, when shot the right way and at the right time, can become extraordinary. ‘My pictures are about revealing beauty in the unexpected, it comes through looking at the world around us, using our eyes to see something unexpected, something amazing.’

It is this that drew us to David's work and led us to select him as one of the artists we love. His work transports you to a spectacular place and opens your eyes to the natural beauty of our landscapes. In this video, David talks about the inspiration behind his work and the story behind his stunning photographs.

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