David O’Connor

 The Landscape Art of David O’Connor


Real-Imagined-Remembered-Reconstructed is the title of 2 large scale installations I made in 1998. These were public exhibitions at the Ashcroft Art Centre, Fareham, Hampshire and The Victoria Art Gallery, Bath.  The  title, concepts, writing and work in and around the installations is central to all of my work. I am a landscape artist: whether in painting; print; photography; installation or sculpture – the theme of combining topographical, imagined or remembered spaces are central to my work. My interest lies in history, memory and place. I live in the English County of Wiltshire and was brought up on the Wirral peninsular in Cheshire. My Ancestry is located in County Carlow and Dublin. My work embodies a sense of history and meditation relating to these places.

165. Cranbourne Chase-2014-61 x 48 cm acrylic on canvas-£580

David O’Connor Artist

“David O’Connor describes his paintings as ‘direct and intuitive.’ His use of colour is fresh and original and his mark-making holds great appeal. He is also fascinated by mapmaking and the dichotomy between the changing and the timeless nature of landscape.”

Anna Powell Director Sladers Yard Gallery

After achieving a first class degree in Fine Art, David spent two years at the Slade School of Fine Art, completing a post graduate Diploma. Since then he has combined a successful career as a sculptor and painter with numerous solo shows, residencies and commissions combined with a career in teaching in further and Higher education, mainly in the South West.  His distinctive paintings are informed by the Wiltshire and Dorset landscape.”

Sally Coelho Hadfield Fine Art

“His landscapes are based in Southwest England in particular Wiltshire and Dorset. They are the perfectly balanced point between abstraction and observed landscape painting. There is the trace of many layers and fine lines within the work, combined with the glorious pallet of vivid greens and sunny yellows making joyous viewing.”

Kate Anniss Director Mylo Art

Real Imagined Remembered Reconstructed 2 1998 Installation (Victoria Art Gallery Bath)