is with great sadness that we announce that David passed
away on Thursday 21st March, 2013.
Fisher has been a freelance artist and designer for over
thirty-six years, working from his home and studio at
The Hole in The Wall in Church Square, Midsomer Norton.
completing four years at the West of England College of
Art in 1970, David started his business at No 8 Church
Square, Midsomer Norton, painting Pictorial Inn Signs
for Courage Western Brewery. His work could then be seen
hanging outside pubs throughout Somerset, part sof Wiltshire,
South Gloucester and South Wales. He completed 400 signs
in a fifteen year period.
a decade from the mid-80s saw David producing stunning
large scale murals for Trusthouse Forte's Welcome Break
service areas on the country's motorway network. Fourteen
were created, some measuring over sixty feet in length
and eight feet high, setting a decorative theme for each
site depending on its location. Some depicted local historical
events, others recorded battles fought in the vicinity,
whilst some just informed travellers of attractions in
that part of the country.
working for 25 years in the corporate field, David then
decided to fulfil the desire to paint subjects close to
his heart, drawing inspiration from historical events
or everyday scenes. Whilst working with meticulous attention
to detail, in a variety of media, he always illustrates
an acute awareness of the beauty of light, shade and reflection.
2003, David's painting 'Friend or Foe' was one of the
twenty winners, out of 10,000 entries, in the Daily Mail
'Not the Turner Prize' competition.
success for him was the award of 'The Most Popular Picture
in the Show' at the Royal Bath & West of England Society's
annual show in 2006 with an oil painting 'The Grand Turk'
- the eighth time David has won this award.