David Imms

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.


The Perfect Summer Day
Oil on Board
20 x 16 inches
£1850

The Perfect Summer Evening
Oil on Canvas
20 x 20 inches
£2200

Winter Landscape Silbury Hill
Oil on Canvas
20 x 24 inches

Sunset Walk
Oil on Canvas
28 x 36 inches

Autumn Sunlight
Oil on Canvas
24 x 30 inches

Lost sheep by the Sea
Mixed media on paper
10 x 8 inches

The Ruined Church
Oil on Board
16 x 12 inches

The Little Red Boat
Oil on Canvas
16 x 12 inches

Warm Evening
Oil on Canvas
28 x 36 inches