Lincoln has a new artist who has brought a lifetime of experiences with him.
Retired engineer David Crawford, originally from Scotland, has set up a studio in The Terrace creative workspaces and is selling his art online.
“I was always good at sketching whilst I was in school, but I always remember when I was 21 and I was called into national service, my then girlfriend bought some equipment and I’ve been sketching ever since,” he recalled.
David decided later in his life he wanted to find something to do after retirement.
“When I was 35 in 1971, the Open University was just starting up so I decided to take a correspondence course to get a degree.
“At first I thought I would go for humanities, but then I remembered how I always enjoyed art; so I decided on art as I thought it would be relaxing and something to do in my spare time.”
David says his art entails a wide range of pictures from his travels around the world and has started to paint around Lincoln.
“When I became aware of art, I realised how beautiful the world is and infinite.
“My style is to re-create impressionistic styles and I myself get excited when something looks right. I never want to leave a negative impact.”
The artist found his studio location through another peer and added: “I hope my new gallery will be more stimulating than my garage, as I love meeting people so they can come and comment.”
David Crawford’s art studio is located in The Terrace on Grantham Street, in Lincoln