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Latest news about artist, David Downes, including details of commissions, exhibitions and new works.

The Completed Painting of Stamford Bridge!

David Downes pictured with his completed painting of Stamford Bridge Stadium. David was invited by the Chelsea FC Foundation to paint Stamford Bridge, the event was filmed by Chelsea FC TV and they released a short film on World Autism Awareness Day, 2 April 2024 to show the power of football and art to raise awareness for autism. Read more

David Downes invited by the Chelsea FC Foundation to paint Stamford Bridge

David Downes was invited by the Chelsea FC Foundation to paint a large aerial view of Stamford Bridge in order to draw attention to the Club’s sensory room and commitment to accessibility. Read more

A Portrait of Autism: Artists and Their Works

David Downes is going to be interviewed and have his art showcased by the US National Institute of Mental Health’s Office of Autism Research Coordination on Thursday 14 April as part of Autism Awareness Month. Read more

David Downes featured on the BBC Website

Starting off 2023 in style! – David Downes has been featured again on the BBC website with an uplifting personal news story about his Autism, his art, and his lovely family. Read more

Residency and Exhibition at Snape Maltings by artist David Downes

Residency: 1 – 11 June 2021
Exhibition: Iconic Land and Seascapes, 1 – 7 July 2021
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David Downes Iconic Land and Seascapes by Estelle Lovatt FRSA

David Downes is one of today’s most powerful artists

Downes doesn’t restrict nor restrain the genre of sea or landscape painting to a backdrop, merely unfolding over the background, far far away into the distance of his image. Read more

David Downes on BBC Look East!

David Downes talks about how painting has helped him cope with the stresses of the coronavirus pandemic. Read more

COVID 19 Series of Paintings

Locked down in his studio, the artist David Downes is creating a series of dramatic paintings in response to the virus. Read more