Way Out West
Sat Nov 11 2017
Thu Nov 30 2017
Born in Coventry in 1951, internationally exhibited painter and teacher David Troughton is showing his work in Whitstable for the first time. David makes works using an eclectic selection of found images, chosen carefully from the estimated 15000 we see in any given day.
“As a boy I was captivated by the Wild West, 'Cowboys and Indians' as we called it. Wagon Train, The Lone Ranger, Rawhide all had their part to play in my life. Later I was awestruck by Yuri Gagarin's space flight and enthralled by the first moon landing. Maybe there's a connection. The excitement has never left me. This is it so far.”
Verging on the abstract using a combination of paint and mixed media, David creates intriguing yet finely balanced canvases paying both homage and wonder to the images he wants us to see and contemplate.