David. R. Bartlett

The function of my art practice, has been to chart life’s journey – emotional, sensory, and intellectual.

Married Sheila Bartlett / née Bellamy 1997.

Studied at:

Bournville School of Art: Foundation Course 1968-70.

University of West of England – 1st Class Honours Fine Art (Painting) 1970-73.

University of Central England: Post Graduate Higher Diploma in Art 1973-74.

University of Wales: PGCE ( Post Graduate Certificate in Education (Art) 1979-80.

Election as ARBSA (Associate of Royal Birmingham Society of Artists) 3rd May. 1971. Sadly, after 1980, my Associate Membership lapsed. This was due to moving away from Birmingham, to work as an Art Teacher.

Now retired from a long career in teaching, David continues to develop his practice as an artist.


RBSA Gallery Late 1960’s (with break) to 2005.
Open 25 at MAC 1969.
Northern Young Contemporaries 1974.

Post Graduate Higher Diploma in Art Show: BMI (Birmingham & Midland Institute) 1974. Then at Camden Arts Centre, London 1974.

Solo Show: Arts Lab- Birmingham 1977.
Two Man Show: MAC 1977 with Jeremy Critchlow.
Mid-Art: 1994 & 1995.
2005: Royal West of England Academy RWA – Autumn Exhibition
2017: Solo Show at Solihull Hospital.

Work in private collections in UK and abroad.