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Artist has exhibition in his home town of Hartlepool
AN exhibition of work by a nationally renowned artist is being shown in his home town.
The 63-year-old, who has lived on the Headland, or old Hartlepool, for most of his life, says he finds his inspiration in Hartelpool’s people, places and life.
He said: “I never stop looking at the world around me and I am obsessed by those who occupy it. Every single thing I look at is scrutinised and thought of in terms of how I would paint it, and I really do mean everything.
“I love looking at and painting the sea, local landscapes, animals and trees. I am also fascinated by people and their daily lives, both work and leisure.
“A lot of my work is done from photographs and drawings but it is put together to form dreamscapes – it is both reality and the surreal.”
Subjects range from a circle of sheep to arrays of stones and wood. The 60-plus paintings in the exhibition include the themes of animals, stones, wood, people and places and Mr Davison and members of his family also feature in many of them.
Hartlepool Art Gallery is open Tuesdays to Fridays 10am to 4.30pm and Saturdays 10am to 4pm.