Dave Akehurst2022-03-10T07:32:26+00:00

Dave Akehurst

I am a painter. With the city of Sheffield as my usual subject matter I try to express my personal connection with its urban landscapes.

I studied Fine Art first in my home town of Derby and then at Portsmouth Polytechnic. Later I embarked on a career in Theatre set design from Croydon College in a variety of roles from West End shows to work on a Bond film at Pinewood studios. I came to Sheffield from London in 1988 to settle and start a family. I retrained as a teacher and taught D&T and woodwork for 25 years. During this period I also managed to cultivate my painterly pursuits first from home and then from a number of studio spaces. My preferred medium is acrylic on canvas though I also employ other methods including oil on board. In addition to my chosen pictures I have fulfilled many private commissions for clients who enjoy my style.

Studio visits

Please contact me to arrange studio visits on the following days:

  • Saturday April 30th
  • Sunday May 1st
  • Monday May 2nd
  • Saturday May 7th
  • Sunday May 8th

About my studio

I am usually working on my next canvas. My studio space is small so that it can only accommodate up to 3 persons.

  • This studio has disabled access
  • Visitors to the studio will be able to buy my work
  • I’m happy to undertake commissions – please ask!
  • Workshops and tuition are available

Contact me

Studio location

Bloc Studios
Studio 43b 198
Arundel Street
S1 4RE

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