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David Winston

Please describe your practice for us in 3 adjectives:
Memory • Magic • Light

What is your earliest memory associated with art? 

Drawing at my desk every evening in my childhood.

Please could you tell us who or what has had the most significant influence on you as an artist.

Saul Leiter, photographer

What’s the best thing about being an artist? And the worst..!?

The joy of creative expression when it works…

Financial constraints.

When we can travel again, what international art destination do you most want to visit?

St Petersburg

What work of art would you most like to own?

The Mona Lisa

Please could you tell us about the piece of artwork you are most proud.

Impossible to say. It is a constantly evolving process.

Listen to David Winston talk about his life and

artistic journey here


If you weren’t an artist what would you be? 

A musician

What advice would you give to those aspiring to make a living out of art?

Make sure you have a backup plan.

What is the most important thing to know about you? 

I am driven by a pursuit of beauty.

Please tell us one unexpected thing about yourself.

I play the bagpipes.

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