David McDowell is an award-winning artist, born in Northern Ireland, 1986. In 2008 he graduated from the University of Ulster with a BA (Hons) Degree in Fine and Applied Art. After a series of successful exhibitions in Belfast, Dublin and London, McDowell moved to Liverpool to further his career as an Art & Design educator, graduating from John Moores University in 2011. In 2016, McDowell won the prestigious Derwent Art Prize People’s Choice Award for drawing. He currently resides in Lisburn, where his career as an artist is split between teaching and studio practice.
McDowell’s work takes the form of figurative painting and drawing with particular focus on light, composition and colour. Conceptually he plays on the notion of taking a private moment and making it public. His latest work explores the qualities cinematic imagery can bring to a painting.
McDowell is influenced by both historic and contemporary figurative painting with interest in the works of Edward Hopper, Alyssa Monks and Damien Loeb.