Educated in art and art history at Eton College and Edinburgh University, David Rycroft received his first national art award aged 19. He taught art in London for ten years until 2005.

To  celebrate 40 years of its Man and Biosphere programme, UNESCO presented an exhibition of his paintings in Paris in 2011. 

For twenty years, David has been developing an innovative technique that brings together some key artistic principles— naturalness, vitality, spontaneity and precision. The fruition of this exploration is found in his recent paintings where he combines the dynamic spaciousness of his ‘unpainted pictures’ with fluent brush-marks depicting elements from the experienced world.

His latest series of paintings are large oil-on-canvas en-plein-air cityscapes. These panoramic compositions celebrate classic architecture and the colourful human presence that animates these luminous spaces. 




Art Teaching

1997 - 2005 Art Teacher at La Sainte Union School, London


Education and Studies

2002-05 Distance-learning MA in Buddhist Studies (Distinction), University of Sunderland 

1996-97 PGCE in Art and Design, Institute of Education, University of London

1989-93 MA in History of Art (grade 2:1), University of Edinburgh

1983-88 Music scholar, Eton College