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David was born in 1944. He started painting in oils with a palette knife, at
the age of eight. His first picture was a seascape
measuring 3.5" x 2.5"
which he still has.
He spent many hours observing his father, George Deakins, painting in his studio at home, and in his cabin aboard ship when in Portsmouth.
Following in his father's footsteps, David was educated at the Royal Hospital School, Holbrook, which originated at Greenwich, but was moved, in 1933,
It was a school for naval officer's sons. The nautical influence left a lasting
love of ships and the sea.
He enjoys painting both seascapes and landscapes in bold and atmospheric colours, but old sailing boats are his favourite subject, especially
After obtaining an M.Sc. in Marine Biology, David combined his career, teaching biology and painting for galleries and exhibitions.
He is closely associated with the Strand gallery in Brixham and the Whitby Galleries in Yorkshire.
His paintings are sold widely throughout the UK and have gone as far as
Alaska and Mexico.
David Deakins Studio
1 High Street, DUNSTER, Somerset.
Tel: 01643 821469
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