A KEVIN HILL "TOP TEN" ARTIST
David Brayshaw was born in Sydney In 1960. Since the age of ten he taught himself to paint and in 1994/5 studied Fine Art at the Illawarra Institute and the Royal art society moving on to further studies in Colour Theories in 2005. He then joined workshops with artists of differing styles to investigate other techniques. He has been a Professional artist since 1982 mainly working in oil paint and mixed media.
In 1983, David was invited to be a fellow of the Australian Institute of History and Arts for “reaching an extraordinary degree of competence” in his field, making him the Institute’s youngest member ever.
David has an impressive list of artistic achievements; these include a string of art prizes, commendations and sell out one-person exhibitions. David’s search for new and unusual painting subjects has led him through the Great Barrier Reef, Australian Alps, rainforests and windswept Australian coastline as well as a series of interiors featuring views to Sydney Harbour.
His work has featured in many art publications, including Australian Artist magazine which wrote “There are many artists painting today who are potentially good investments, while the list is extensive, a number of the them stand out.” Top of the list of eight was David Brayshaw. Prizes and awards won include: 1983 Sutherland Council Purchase Prize, 1984, 88, 89 & 90 Kogarah Council Prize, 1984 & 95 Royal Art Prize, 1989 Norwich prize (Camberwell show), 1990 & 95 Tumut Art Prize, 1994 Wyong Art Prize, 1996 & 2001 Camberwell Prize, 2000 Kiama Art Prize, 2003 Box Hill Prize, 2005 Sorrento Art Show Award, 2005 Seaforth Peoples Choice Prize, 2005 Blacktown City Art Prize People Choice, 2006 Best In Show Sorrento Art Prize
David has been widely read in numerous magazines and publications around the country and his works are Included in many National and International collections both private and corporate including the Commonwealth Artbank. And collections in USA, Canada, Switzerland, Japan, Taiwan, Hong Kong, Britain and Germany.
This is Davids first inclusion in Kevin Hill’s “TOP TEN” Australian Artists books.