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David Rayward

Born: 1963

Hometown: Liverpool

Based in: Wirral

I am an artist working on Merseyside in the UK. I have exhibited at the Dot – Art gallery in Liverpool where my work was part of ‘The Liverpool Collection’ featuring pieces that reflected aspects of Liverpool, or connections to the City. My painting ‘ Memory Mural’ contained typical themes of my work which is a searching for expression through abstraction and stylized form drawn out of memory and articulated with the moment - feeling and inspiration connecting to the artwork of the past and present. My study of art has been entirely through my own initiative but with passion and commitment for thirty years.


David Rayward In The Studio

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More About David Rayward

Question IconWhat inspires you?

Forms in nature inspire me and how these can be fashioned in the imagination into into an abstracted narrative that has more resonance for me beyond what can simply be observed. The source of these inspirations can also come from the feelings and images I get from literature , cinema, old photographs, art and music.

Question IconDescribe your creative process.

I try in some way to ‘anchor’ the impulse received by sketching or making notes. I then make preliminary sketches and to get a more objective view, might make photos and photocopies of these. Then I set to work on the canvas or paper.

Question IconWhat are 3 words that best describe your work?

Poetic. Abstract. Impressionistic.

Question IconWho are some artists that have influenced your work?

Rembrandt, Bacon, Munch, Klee, Monet…

Question IconWhat is the most important tool when creating your work?

A phone or camera to take pictures of the ‘stages’ of the work so I can view them more objectively.

Question IconWhat is the best piece of advice you have been given?

Paint from your heart.

Question IconWhere do you go for inspiration?

Art galleries. Parks. Books…




United Kingdom, 1980


City and Guilds



The Liverpool Collection

United Kingdom, 2021