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David Fawcett

Spotlight of the Month

Law & Art presents art made by lawyers from around the world, and turns the spotlight on one new lawyer artist each month. As summer begins, discover the humourous pieces of David Fawcett, Scrivener Notary by day, and renowned painter by night.

David's Story

The first time I met David was at a gallery in London, Mayfair. David was launching a solo art exhibition entitled "Random reflections of a very tall notary". I walked past the gallery and thought: "Hah. What a title. This man must have a great sense of humour". The exhibition did not disappoint: not only is David a very tall notary indeed, but he has also mastered the art of bringing wonderful humour to beautifully balanced pieces. 


When asked about his work, David explains:

"I love trying to harmonise colours and, over the years, this has been my predominant goal. If I can get the colours working well on the canvas, that’s a particularly big part of the painting for me. If a balance between colours is successfully achieved, then I think that has a huge impact on how well a painting holds the eye.


I’ve increasingly developed an observational theme to my work. I don’t paint from life as such but try to key into memories: from growing up, from family life, from working in an office in London, commuting etc. Body shapes and expressions fascinate me. If I can inject a bit of humour into the image, that’s an added bonus.  I love trying to find a succinct title, to convey a scene, or give it a context which isn’t necessarily obvious from a first look. If the title strikes a chord, it often really helps influence the perception of the image."

It's an honour for Law & Art to bring some of David's pieces to you this summer. We hope you will enjoy these as much as we did!

David's Work

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