David Wells

David WellsInternationally Acclaimed Pastel Artist and tutor, David Wells’ relaxed yet highly informative teaching style has made him one of our most popular tutors. His passion for art and especially Pastel’s is matched by his extraordinary talent, which he is more than happy to share with anyone willing to be taught.

Testimonials

“Very good, David’s classes gave me more confidence”
“David gave very positive feedback as you go – inspires confidence. Good demonstration and explanations too”
“David’s course compared very well to Art School in Adelaide. Excellent compared to other facilities in Brisbane”

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David Wells was born into an artistic family, but didn’t start painting until he was 26 years old. And he hasn’t wasted anytime since then! He has exhibited extensively in Brisbane, and the Sunshine and Gold Coasts, with work also appearing in shows, galleries and competitions in Sydney, Melbourne and Adelaide. His work has been regularly published in international journals, and has featured on the cover of both “The Artists Magazine” and “The Pastel Journal.”

He is an eclectic artist having worked professionally as an actor, graphic artist, dancer, web designer, circus and street performer, musician, children’s entertainer and visual artist. His long list of awards includes international First Prizes, Overall Grand Champion, Finalist and Honourable Mentions for his figurative work including animals. His stunning pastel work was featured internationally on the cover of both the Pastel Journal and The Artist Magazine.

“I believe that a living person is more interesting than any artwork ever made; therefore, everyone is a masterpiece waiting to be painted.”

Selection of Awards

First Prize
Works Incorperating the Human Form.
Combined Brisbane Rotary Art Spectacular -2007

Brisbane Qld

Overall Grand Champion
Art of the Body.
Eumundi Qld 2007

Overall Grand Champion
Noosa Country Show,
Pomona Qld -2005 and 2007

Honourable Mention
Animals and Wildlife.

 

9th Annual International Pastel 100 contest

The Pastel Journal.

USA. – 2007

Finalist
Portrait/Figures.
25th Annual Art Competition

The Artist’s Magazine.
USA.
-2008

Honorable Mention
Portrait/Figures.

10th Annual International Pastel 100 contest

The Pastel Journal.
USA.
-2009, 2012, 2013

Finalist
Lethbridge 10 000 

Brisbane, QLD
-2011 and 2013

Finalist
Agendo Exhibition and Award.

Abbotsford,
VIC
-2011

The Directors Cut

The Blake Prize

Darlinghurst,
NSW 
-2011

First Prize
Gold Rush Art Prize

Gympie, Qld
-2011 and 2012

First Prize 
Portrait/Figures.
Darcy Doyle Art Awards

Mudgeeraba QLD
-2011

Highly Commended
Landscape.

Darcy Doyle Art Awards

Mudgeeraba
QLD
-2011

Finalist

Clifton Art Awards

Brisbane, QLD
-2012 and 2013

Finalist
Northern Rivers Portrait Prize

Lismore,
NSW
-2013

 

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