David Blackburn, Yellow Coastline, 609 x 508mm
Pastel. Born in Huddersﬁeld, Yorkshire 1939, where he still lives. Painter and draughtsman. Studied at Huddersﬁeld College of Art and Royal College of Art. Visiting lecturer Melbourne University. He works almost exclusively in pastel, a difﬁcult medium which smudges easily and has to be ‘ﬁxed’ immediately the drawing is ﬁnished. Unlike many artists who use pastel freely (smudging it for different effects) he works precisely and with great skill produces organised forms and a colour brilliance almost like enamel.