Taking inspiration from French outsider artist Jean Dubuffet, David Shillinglaw creates bold landscapes and impulsive patterns. From his sunny studio in Margate, his canvases erupt with expressive colour. Informed by the brutal beauty of nature, his artworks attempt to unravel landscapes in a series of patchwork puzzles, wordplay, and meandering maps. A frequent collaborator with his artistic partner, Lily, and inspired by his young daughter, he describes his paintings as ‘love letters’ to his family.
Video courtesy of David Shillinglaw and Nick JS Thompson