My larger works on canvas and paper are mostly made in the studio but I also work directly from the landscape with a variety of mixed media on smaller works on paper. Although spending a lot of time in Devon, Wales and the south coast I am equally inspired by the local rivers and parklands close to my Ealing home. My paintings are begun in a loose freely drawn calligraphic way using a wide variety of brushes, rollers, scrapers, sponges etc. the final image being extracted in a playful organic way using overlaid marks and glazes to express qualities in nature such as mood, light, colour, atmosphere. I want to convey a feeling of change and movement in the landscape and for the paintings to be intriguing, tantalising and ambiguous held between the pure plastic qualities of the paint and all the celebratory, magical illusions and evocations of the depiction of nature.
David Wiseman has exhibited widely individually and in many important selected group exhibitions. These include the New Contemporaries, John Moores , Hayward Annual, R.A. Summer Exhibition, Discerning Eye, London Group Open, Royal Watercolour Society, etc. Individual shows include Serpentine Gallery, Rowley Gallery, Water Street Gallery. Has taken part in touring exhibitions to Germany, U.S.A., and Spain. He has exhibited in important curated exhibitions in this country at The Museum of Modern Art, Oxford, Kettles Yard Gallery, Cambridge and the Camden Arts Centre. He has work in many corporate and public collections including the Arts Council, Prudential, Bank of England, The Open University, Lewisham Hospital and many more. His work is represented in private collections in all parts of the world and he has completed 8 major public art works including large scale murals at Charing Cross, Frimley Park, Royal London and Ealing Hospitals. Winner of RWS Purchase Prize 2016. Winner Daler Rowney Prize 2016 and RWS Publicity Prize 2018.. Elected to the London Group 2013 and to the Arborealists in 2016. Elected to the Royal Watercolour Society in 2021. Winner of the RWS Trevor Frankland Prize 2021. Work chosen for Royal Academy of Art calendar 2023