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David Fisher

It is with great sadness that we announce that David passed away on Thursday 21st March, 2013.

David 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.

After 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.

For 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.

After 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.

In 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.

Further 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.



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