David was born in Macclesfield, Cheshire, UK, in 1933. He now lives in Frigiliana, Malaga, Spain.
olives, the cultivated land and profiles of mountains are the main "figures"
in David Kenning's landscapes. His watercolours are free and flowing and much
of his subject matter inspired by the Spain he loves and where he now lives.
He was a pupil of the English landscape painter Frederick Gore R.A. at St. Martin's School of Art, London from 1952 to 1955. Between 1957 and 1970 David Kenning worked as a Graphic Designer and Art Director with various editorials, including The Readers Digest and The Times Newspaper. He also taught at Southend College of Art and Technology between 1970 and 1988.
His first screenprint, "Bar La Parada," was commissioned by the Coriander Press in 1987, and since that time he has built up a portfolio of Spanish and English screenprints.
David Kenning has received among others, the following Awards: - V Bacardi Painting Prize in 1991 - 2nd Prize Watercolour Gaudi Awards in 1993.
Main Exhibitions, Spain
1986 Municipal Art Gallery, Nerja
1990 Cartel Gallery, Granada
1991 Ron Bacardí Painting Competition
1993 Gaudi Watercolor Competition, Córdoba (2nd prize)
1993-2000 "Estampa" International Print Fair, Madrid
1996 Artexpo, Barcelona
1996 House of Galicia, Madrid
Main Exhibitions, England
1980 Royal Academy Summer Exhibition
1982 The Minories, Colchester
1984-5 Royal Watercolour Society
1987-91 Phoenix Galleries Lavenham & London
1988 Chelmsford Cathedral Festival
1993-98 The Barn, Pleshey
1995 Bartley Drey Gallery, London
1999 Highgate Fine Art, London
Printmaker Who Headed South
A small selection of David's work is on display at the Decotta Law office, calle Diputación 11 in Nerja.