Art from Lyme Regis, Dorset,UK and Lower Eastside, Manhattan, New York City, USA


David Manners only came to art in 2012 and; having had a career in mathematics and education, has seen meteoric success in a short period of time.

Despite his short time painting, his reputation for his portraits and tranquil seascapes is much sought after and growing rapidly.

I discovered painting almost by chance having been diagnosed as suffering with PTSD.  Mental Health professionals suggested I took up painting for therapy. I found a box of oil paints in my attic given to me by my aunt on my 15th birthday 36 years previously.  The results have been life changing. I’ve been fortunate in being given the opportunity to paint several notable people and I thank them for their faith in me”

His popular style has led him to open a gallery in Wilmington, North Carolina, another permanent exhibition in Durango, Mexico and has recently gained personal representation in New York City where he hopes to spend more time in the future.

His style has been compared to that of Jack Vettriano and Edward Hopper: two artists of which he is proud to be likened.

David’s American connections have given him the opportunity for his work to be exhibited on film sets for the U.S film industry and is thrilled to have two of his works in the homes of Hollywood ‘A’ listed actors. Foremost has been the opportunity to paint former President and First Lady, Barack and Michelle Obama.

Having exhibited in Europe and the Americas and now working from his studio in his hometown of Lyme Regis in the UK,  he undertakes affordable commissioned paintings of all subjects, offering a high quality framing service to suit the needs of the client and their home.