David Farren has exhibited at Beckstones Art Gallery for a number of years and his distinctive style has won for him many collectors. He was born in Wiltshire in 1972 and attended a course in Art and Design at the University of the West of England in 1998, turning professional in 2000. David Farren has fast gained a reputation as a modern impressionist, finding his inspiration in both cityscape and landscape. His aim is to capture the energy and movement of the urban landscape and to provide a snapshot of everyday life. David Farren enjoys painting the vibrant ambience and individuality of cities like New York, San Francisco, Paris and Venice and occasionally contrasts them to the beauty of the rural surroundings of his favoured Lake District. He is fascinated by the changing light within his urban scenes and uses colour to portray its effects on steel, glass and rain-washed streets. David Farren paints in oil and acrylic, enjoying the immediacy and versatility of both mediums, appropriate for his direct, expressive style of painting. He has had several exhibitions around the country and David Farren works can be found in private collections in the UK and abroad.
If approaching the gallery from Penrith or the M6 heading East on the A66 there is a major diversion in place to the gallery via Motherby. Instead of this we would recommend taking the first turning right to Newbiggin shortly after the Rheged roundabout, follow the road through the village and then turn left as you come out of the village. Follow the road up the hill past the recycling centre and turn right at the bend where you will see our brown tourist board sign, follow the lane and signs to the gallery. Altenatively take B5288 from Penrith to Greystoke turning left left to the gallery less than a quarter of a mile out of Greystoke.
Otherwise please follow the diversion signs on the A66 - they will successfully get you here but it will take 10 minutes longer.
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