Rowland Davidson

Rowland Davidson was born in Belfast in 1942. He studied Fine Art at Belfast College of Art and among his tutors were John Luke and Tom Carr.

In 1968, he graduated and spent several years teaching Art and Design at a Belfast boys' school, where he became Head of Dept. in 1975. In 1982, he began to paint seriously again and in 1987 gave up teaching in order to pursue his art more fully, becoming one of Ireland's best-known figurative painters.

His work is always characterised by skilled draughtsmanship, warmth and softness of brushstroke with a sensitive interpretation of subject and depth of contrast. The early work was mainly based on his experience of Ireland, its landscape, its children at play, people at work, fairs and markets... READ MORE