David hosking

Hundreds of Hosking paintings have been bought for private collections throughout the world

David Hosking's Work

David hosking

He was warm, genuine, sincere, witty and charming. Generously donating original paintings to many charities

David Hosking's Work

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“I bring a personal approach to every painting I work on, which is one reason why people keep coming back.”

David HoskingHundreds of paintings have been bought for private collections throughout the world


Portrait of David Hosking 1943 - 2020
Cornish artist David Hosking was born into a farming family in West Cornwall. He studied at Falmouth School of Arts. During the Sixties David's work was largely abstract, featuring many experiments in Painting and Printmaking. His painting subsequently passed through a number of figurative stages up to the present decade which has seen the development of his semi-abstracted style.

Many enthusiasts who are now followers of Hosking's painting are excited and inspired by his use of rich colour in the fragmented atmospheric scenes which are explored in his paintingsHundreds of Hosking paintings have been bought for private collections throughout the world.

He was first inspired to become a painter by his Art teacher at Helston Grammar School (Mr. Philip Howells). After 'A' level Art at Helston, David entered Falmouth School of Arts in 1961. However, a lack of funds forced a break in his Art education and he spent two years working in a variety of occupations to raise money to continue his Art work. Then, in 1964, he began a three year course in teacher training at the West Midlands College, with Painting and Printmaking as his main area of study.

This proved to be a very exciting time with the Art tutors buying David's work and the Compendium Gallery in Birmingham showing his work and submitting it in 1967 to an exhibition in London arranged by the Ministry of Works.

From 1967 to 1995, David worked as a teacher first in Plymouth and then, from 1970, at St. Michael's School in Helston. In 1995 he left teaching to devote all of his time to his painting.

During his years as a teacher, he continued to develop his painting and exhibited in mixed shows. In 1993 David presented a solo exhibition at Helston Folk Museum which led to a solo exhibition at Falmouth Arts Centre in 1994, and this has since become an annual event. During Easter 1999 there was an exhibition of Hosking paintings at St Ives. Current paintings may be found in galleries at St Ives, Padstow, St Mawes, St Agnes and Porthleven at of course at the artist's studio.

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David Hosking (Patricia)

1 St.Pirans Parc


Cornwall, TR13 9BD

Phone: +44 (0)1326 562 010

Mob: +44 (0)7510 001 454

Monday to Friday from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.


Maristela Tayoko da Silva Lenior

“Your colors are medicine for the soul. Your very unique style flows like a jazz / Blues song. Thank you for showing your gift to the world.” Maristela Tayoko da Silva Lenior, Brasil

Patricia Liverod

“I love David's work.  I have followed his exhibitions in Falmouth for the past few years and last summer purchased one of his works as a present.” Patricia Liverod

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