About Cumbrian Artist – David Pooley

As a self-taught Cumbrian artist, based in Barrow-in-Furness, I now work full time producing work in a variety of media including pencil, charcoal, pen & ink, pastel and acrylics. I’ve always enjoyed drawing from a young age and feel privileged to be able to do something that I love.

I’ve always had a creative streak and started my working life at 16 in a local printing firm training to become a graphic designer. Although I’ve had a successful career as a designer, art is my real passion and this is now my main focus.

Producing work in a variety of subject matters including both wildlife and landscapes, I’m also available for private commissions. I like to mix things up and not pigeon hole myself into one medium or subject matter. I think my background as a graphic designer has made me work like this, one minute I could be designing a brochure for a furniture company, the next an advert for a zoo. You can’t design everything using the same fonts, colours and layouts so that’s how I approach my art. It makes it fun and keeps me on my toes!

I am a regular exhibitor at Prom Art, the largest open air arts and crafts event in the North West. It is held on the last Sunday of every month between April and September along the Prom at Grange over Sands. I also attend other shows and events and have work on display in several galleries and shops throughout Cumbria and beyond. If you are ever in Ulverston lookout for Paper Bunny on Market Street who regularly have my work in their window display. You can find out where my work is exhibited or which event I will be attending by checking my Galleries and Events page.