“When a painting truly ‘works’ there is a resonance which stretches beyond subject and picture plane, reaching out to the audience and transcending a mere visual experience. To be able to convey something of the ‘real’ of my subjects, which are the common place, the humble, the overlooked, the places and work things of mankind, is a powerful and stimulating experience. I have a deep, joyful, and respectful excitement at the beginning of every new work. We watercolour painters search for the ephemeral essence of our very souls through the art we love, this is our philosophy and the truth of our vision.”

David Poxon was born in the Industrial heartland of England, but now makes his home in the rural countryside of Shropshire. U.K.

He is an elected member of the prestigious R.I. (The Royal Institute of Painters in Watercolours) and serves on the R.I. Council He is also a signature member of N.W.S (The National watercolour society of America).

Over the years he has won many awards and accolades for the precision and craftsmanship of his paintings.

He is the author of two books on drawing techniques, and has contributed many articles to the Art Magazine press and has appeared in numerous art books. David is a much sought after Master painter and also serves as a Juror in some of the worlds most prestigious watercolour shows. He exhibits in fine art galleries world wide.

In 2018 David’s 190 page book ‘Watercolour Heart & Soul’ was published to world wide critical acclaim. In 2018 David organised the Invitational International Watercolour Masters Exhibition which was held at Weston Park, Shropshire, England. The show broke box office records for attendance at a Watercolour Exhibition in the UK outside London. In 2020 David will organise and curate a much expanded IWM featuring 40 of the worlds elite Master painters including himself. The 2020 show will be staged at Lilleshall Hall Shropshire England, and is again supported by The SAA who will be David’s media partner for the event.


Painting in pure watercolour medium, David uses a painstaking multi glazing technique, with sometimes up to 20 layers of transparent paint, each in turn delicately modulating the colours beneath.

There is no white paint used at all in any of his works preferring instead to preserve areas of the natural paper, his paintings can take many weeks in the making.

A recurring theme in his work is the reclamation by nature of that which man has created and abandoned, finding renewed life between object and environment.