1944 - ?

David Pairpoint

David H. Pairpoint, was born at Hendon, Middlesex in 1944, son of Horace Lionel Pairpoint (4 January 1903-1907), a painter & decorator, and his wife Ivy M. née Kingland (9 March 1908-), who married at Edmonton, London in 1927. David left school at 15 to work as a watercolour artist for a company making Masonic regalia and military flags. In 1961 he joined a firm of stockbrokers in the city of London where he remained for 10 years when he went to work for Lloyds Bank in Kings Cross, London. He married at Hendon in 1967, Carole A. Chandler and in 1977, together with a young family, moved to a cottage with 4 acres of land in rural Suffolk, when they built up a self-sufficient smallholding but he continued working for Lloyds bank, in Norwich. He took a foundation course at Norwich Art School and when his children left for college he left his position at the Bank and went to art school 1992-1995, taking his B.A. at the University of East London in 1995, and M.A. in 2007 and a Doctorate in Fine Art. He concentrated on the formal aspects of my paintings by producing a series of large oil paintings complemented by etchings and mono-prints and became interested in Classical Greek drama, poetry and myth and was influenced by Anthony Caro who had an exhibition called The Trojan Wars based on Homerís Illiad. After graduating in 1995, he returned to rural Suffolk and continued making and exhibiting paintings including at local galleries Playhouse Gallery, Norwich; Wingfield Barns, Suffolk; The Cut Art Centre Halesworth; Fisher Theatre Gallery, Bungay; Norwich Cathedral and many others. He has his studio at Church Road, Bungay, Suffolk.

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