Harold David is a multidisciplinary artist based in the Blue Mountains. After establishing himself as one of Australia’s premier portrait photographers, Harold turned his focus to painting, a passion he first discovered as a young boy growing up in the United States. He draws inspiration from life, emotions, music, the landscape and the universal field.
Describing his process, Harold says, “I put paint on the brush and I have faith and do it.” He applies pure automatism.
Harold’s first solo painting show, “Beauty and the Apocalypse”, in 2019 was a sellout. His popularity has only grown since then with other sellout shows, “Twenty/20 in One Eye” and “This and the Edge of the World”. His photographic work has been exhibited at the Art Gallery of New South Wales, the Australian Centre for Photography, Penrith Regional Gallery, Blacktown Arts Centre, and Fujieda City Museum, Japan. His portrait of Bob Hawke drinking a milkshake won the People’s Choice Award at the prestigious National Photographic Portrait Prize. Most recently his painting “From Your Own Roof” was a finalist in the Fisher’s Ghost Art Award 2021 and his painting “Moving Through the Silence” is a finalist in The Paddington Art Prize 2022.
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