David Farren was born in 1972 in Wiltshire and studied art at Bristol. He is now based in Lancashire where he works from a studio in his home when he is not away painting on location.
David uses expressive brushwork and colour to represent the energy and movement of the urban landscape, providing a snapshot of everyday life. His aim is to capture the ambience and individuality of some of the world's most exciting cities in Europe and the USA. He produces his high-impact images in acrylic and oils, enjoying the immediacy and versatility of both mediums which he finds particularly well-suited to his direct style of painting. He is fascinated by the changing seasons and how the varied light affects a scene, and his distinctive use of colour is an essential part of reflecting this.
David has exhibited widely across the U.K with great success. His atmospheric paintings can be found in collections across Europe and America.
"Since visiting New York for the first time in 2000, I have found a real passion for depicting urban day-to-day scenes and trying to capture the energy and drama of city life. I was overwhelmed by its scale and vibrancy and have returned several times since to express the different moods of the city in paint. I also have a great fondness for European cities with their mixture of old and new architecture. I like to concentrate on the people as they go about their everyday business and try to capture moments of everyday life."