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Artist – Bio
David Crane was born in Hull in 1946, where he spent his early childhood years. The family of the artist moved to East Africa for three years and it is likely that the early stirrings of David’s love for wildlife was instilled during this time.
Returning to England, the family settled in Hampshire where David continued his education, gradually developing a liking for art, not realising at this time that it was to become his vocation.
In 1978 David successfully completed a Bachelor of Arts Honours Degree and it was during this year that he moved from the world of industry and aviation to pursue at a professional level his growing love for painting.
David’s love for wildlife was instilled during this time.
…a painting should have character and presence.
Although David likes to work in very fine detail, understandably difficult in his medium of oil and canvas, he is a painter in the traditional classic sense and believes a painting should have character and presence. Early influences were 19th century oil painters such as Augustus Glendenning and Edward Wilkins Waite.
A landscape and wildlife painter by preference, David likes to explore a variety of subjects and has ranged from steam engines and classic cars to dogs and horses.
David Crane has a growing range of his own Limited Edition prints as well as having work published as prints, greeting cards, plates and calendars etc. His work is collected worldwide although the majority of his work is in the UK, USA and Japan.