David Imms

Born near Derby in 1945. Studied at Derby College of Art (1962-64). Studied at the Central School of Art and Design, London (1964-67).

 

David Imms is well known for his bold and vibrant interpretations of the West Country landscape. These are inspired by walking and drawing directly in all kinds of weather conditions, and are influenced particularly by the changing cycles of nature.

 

He takes his subject matter from those parts of the landscape which reflect literary and historical associations, such as the Dorset of Thomas Hardy, the Somerset of Coleridge and the Wiltshire of the prehistoric earthworks and stones. Increasingly, the human presence is indicated by the use of the nude figure, seen as a timeless inhabitant of the landscape and representing emotional responses to the changing environment.

 

David Imms’ work is widely represented in private and public collections including:
Bolton Museum and Art Gallery, Cartwright Hall Art Gallery, Christ’s College Cambridge, Derby City Museum and Art Gallery, Wiltshire Heritage Museum, Dorset County Library, Bowes Museum, Royal Scottish Infirmary, University of Glasgow, University of Surrey, Leicestershire Museums, University of Leicestershire, Victoria and Albert Museum, London Borough of Camden, University of London, Paintings in Hospitals Collection, Luton Museum and Art Gallery, Rank Zerox Collection, Northern Arts Association, Northampton Central Museum and Art Gallery, Oldham Art Gallery, Plymouth City Museum and Art Gallery, Portsmouth City Museum and Art Gallery, Sheffield Graves Art Gallery, University of Stirling and various education committees.

David Imms – Small Summer Landscape

David Imms

Small Summer Landscape

Oil on Board

8 x 6 inches

£500

David Imms – By the Stream

David Imms

By the Stream

Oil on Board

12 x 10 inches

£750

David Imms – The Beech Clump

David Imms

The Beech Clump

Oil on Board

12 x 10 inches

£750

David Imms – Quiet Evening

David Imms

Quiet Evening

Oil on Canvas

16 x 16 inches

£1500

David Imms – The Plough and the Stars

The Plough and the Stars

Oil on Board

20 x 16 inches

£1500

David Imms – Twilight in Somerset

Twilight in Somerset

Oil on Board

12 x 10 inches

£950

David Imms – Winter Sunlight

Winter Sunlight

Oil on Board

10 x 12 inches

£950

David Imms – Winter Landscape Silbury Hill

David Imms

Winter Landscape Silbury Hill

Oil on canvas

20 x 24 inches

sold

David Imms – Sunset Walk

David Imms

Sunset Walk

Oil on canvas

28 x 36 inches

sold

David Imms – Autumn Sunlight

David Imms

Autumn Sunlight

Oil on canvas

24 x 30 inches

sold

David Imms – Lost sheep by the Sea

David Imms

Lost sheep by the Sea

mixed media on paper

10 x 8 inches

sold

David Imms – The ruined church

David Imms

The ruined church

Oil on board

16 x 12 inches

sold

David Imms – The little red boat

David Imms

The little red boat

Oil on canvas

16 x 12 inches

sold

David Imms – Warm Evening

David Imms

Warm Evening

Oil on canvas

28 x 36 inches

sold