1944 - ?

David Pairpoint

David H. Pairpoint was born at Hendon, Middlesex in 1944, son of Horace Lionel Pairpoint (4 January 1903-1957), a painter & decorator, and his wife Ivy May née Kingland (9 March 1908-10 January 2005), 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 some 10 years when he joined 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, where they built up a self-sufficient smallholding, but he continued working for Lloyds bank in Norwich. He took a foundation course at Norwich School of Art and, when his children had left for college, he retired from the Bank and studied at art school 1992-1995, taking his B.A. at the University of East London in 1995, and continued for an M.A. in 2007 and a Doctorate in Fine Art. He concentrated on the formal aspects of his paintings by producing a series of large works complemented by etchings and mono-prints and became interested in Classical Greek drama, poetry, and myth, being influenced by the Sir Anthony Caro (1924-2013) exhibition 'The Trojan Wars' based on Homer’s Illiad. After graduating in 1995 he returned to live in rural Suffolk continuing exhibiting his paintings at local galleries including Playhouse Gallery, Norwich; Wingfield Barns, Suffolk; The Cut Halesworth; Fisher Theatre Gallery, Bungay; Norwich Cathedral and many others. David Pairpoint has his studio at Church Road, Bungay, Suffolk.

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