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David Stanley

"To be an artist means also to be an optimist; from the earliest beginnings a piece of work is a statement of faith.

It is in hope that I add or remove colour and through hope that my skills are tested. For it isn't representation I look for it is more that the results of my efforts match my visual imaginings. I hope that my finished work fills me with the emotion that inspired it. And, even more so, it is my hope that its viewers can feel something of that inspiration.

It is through hope that art takes us beyond the ordinary. " David Stanley 2004.

David Stanley was born in 1946 in the U.K. where he still lives.

A much exhibited painter and printmaker, David has a Masters degree in Fine Art from the University of Liverpool. He first gained International exposure during 1995 when accepted to an exhibition in New York. Since then his work has been shown in California (1996) Stuttgart (1998) and Arkansas (2002). He won the Daler/Rowney award for Best British Artist at the NAPA exhibition at the Westminster Gallery, London, in Summer1999. During June 2000 he was awarded a "Year of the Artist" residency by the Arts Council of Great Britain. In 2001 he won the Major Prize for the most accomplished work in the Manchester Academy of Fine Arts 142nd Annual Open Exhibition from over 300 submissions.

Solo Exhibitions:

Chapel Galley, Parbold, West Lancs. (2007)
Hutson Gallery, London W1 (2003)
The Mill House Gallery, Parbold, Wigan (2001) Theatre Clwyd, Mold, N. Wales (1996)
Wigan Pier (1994)
St. Helens Museum & Art Gallery (1993)
Hanover Galleries, Liverpool, (1986, '89, '91, '94, 98)

Group Exhibitions:
Liverpool Hope University (2014)
The Moreton Gallery, Moreton-in Marsh, Summer/Autumn 2014
Liverpool Hope University (2007)
New Manchester Group, Stockport, Oct 2004
Hutson Gallery, Summer Show 2004, Sackville St. London W1
Turnpike Gallery, Leigh, Gtr.Manchester (Nov-Dec '03
MAFA Selection - Manchester Art Gallery (Jul-Aug '03)
Hutson Gallery, Sackville St. LONDON W1 (May '03)
Univeristy of Arkansas, USA (July 02)
Gallery Unterm Turm , Stuttgart, Germany (Sept. '98)
Univeristy of Arkansas, USA (July 02)
Mixed Winter Show, Piccadilly Gallery, Cork Street, W1
The Art Supermarket at Harvey Nichols
Royal Academy of Arts, Summer Exhibition
NAPA (USA) Long Beach, California. U.S.A. (prize-winner)
NAPA Exhibitions (1991-) (four times prize-winner)
Ten British Painters, James West Fine Art, S.Audley St. Mayfair

Open Exhibitions:

International Salon, Ward-Nasse Gallery, New York City, U.S.A.
Manchester Academy of Fine Arts - Major Award Winner 2001
Lancashire Artists,
Royal Academy of Arts, Summer Exhibition
Merseyside Artists
Stockport Open
Laing Painting Competition, Mall Galleries, London
Warrington Contemporary Art Competition, 2014 - Highly Commended

Art Fairs:
On-the-Wall, Olympia, London, 2004
Fresh Art, Building Design Centre, London N1, 2002 (with PAC)
Battersea Contemporary Art Fair, 1998 - 2003
Landmark Art Fair (Teddington), 1999 -2003
Paperleaf Art Fair, Battersea, 2000-2002
Affordable Art Fair (London & New York) 2002 with Kendall's Fine Art, Cowes, I.O.W.
Affordable Art Fair 2004 with Art Contact, London & Cambridge
The Other Art Fair, Marylebone, London, April 2014
The Other Art Fair, Brick lane, London, September 2014


Bury College, Bury. Lancs (Feb-March '05)
The Art Factory, Turnpike Gallery, Leigh, Lancashire (Nov. '03)
Year of the Artist (2000-1) Arts Council, at Wigan Pier
Hartford Manor School, Cheshire

Work in corporate collections:
Club Quarters Hotel Group, Lincolns Inn Fields, London EC
Wavertree Hospital, Liverpool
Liverpool Women's Hospital
Warrington Art Gallery & Museum
AssItalia, London and Birmingham
Chess Computer Systems, Manchester