Dave Akehurst

My paintings reflect my love and fascination with Sheffield’s special mix of urban and pastoral scenery. I use acrylic, oil and other colourful media.

Although I have always loved drawing and painting it is only since around 2008 that I have attempted to produce work, usually on canvas for public consumption. Initially under the tutelage of local artist, Kristan Baggaley who provided a small group of fellow aspiring artists with the impetus to explore and eventually to exhibit their creations. At first my work took a broadly abstract form but my style has become more figurative over time. My landscapes were increasingly concerned with urban structures and the way nature and the built environment came together. Sheffield’s unique geography, its post industrial quarters alongside its beautiful leafy suburbs are the source of my inspiration. Bright, dramatic skies seem to have become a signature feature of my paintings. Having said that I would like to think that my practise will continue to evolve and change.

Studio visits

Please contact me to arrange your Covid safe studio visit during May.

About my studio

Quite a small, but cosy space (enough room for no more than 2 visitors). Above Ernest Wright Scissors.

  • 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

Vision Works
9 Garden Street
Sheffield S1 4BJ

My video on Vimeo

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