LEATHERS, David John

1940 - ?

David John Leathers

Born at York Road, Bury St Edmund's, Suffolk in 1940, son of Frank Harry Leathers (8 April 1905-1985), a cake & pastry maker, and his wife Marjorie Anne née Hempstead (24 December 1913-2002), who married at Bury St Edmund's in 1936. David trained as a cartographer and studied painting and drawing at West Suffolk College, working as a technical illustrator in a large organisation. Precision is the key to accurate drawing and is important as the starting point of all his work and he paints mainly in oils, but also occasionally in acrylics and watercolours. Although now specialising in still-life paintings, subjects are often fruit together with silver jugs and things found in car-boot sales and antique fairs, but continues to paint coastal scene in Suffolk or Cornwall, landscape and the occasional portrait. His paintings are built up slowly in glazes and take many sessions to complete and his work is in collections in Australia, USA, Ireland and Norway. David exhibits widely in East Anglia including at Chimney Mill Galleries, West Stow, Bury St Edmunds and Ferini Art Gallery, Pakefield, Lowestoft. He now lives in Cambridgeshire.

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