Portraiture & Fine Art Oil and Coloured Pencil

David Sandell


2020 - Delighted to be part of the NHS Hero Portraits initiative during these odd times - #portraitsfornhsheroes started by artist Tom Croft.
My contribution was an oil painting of Tina, an ICU nurse. Thank You Tina.

2020 - Christ's Centurion appears as a demonstration feature in International Artist magazine and a Winner in the "Strokes of Genius 12" awards.

2019 - Christ's Centurion voted 'Peoples Choice Award' UKCPS Open, Art Renewal Salon Finalist and SGFA Centenary Open Exhibition 2019.

2019 - Mother's Hat selected for 'Strokes of Genius 10' book 2019.

2018 - God and Soldier selected for 'Strokes of Genius 10' book release autumn 2018.

2018 - Drawing 'Primitive Beauty' features in new CP Treasures Vol 5.

2018 - Finalist for Art Renewal Salon 2018 Awards with 3 drawings.

2018 - "God and Soldier" drawing, 'Best Social Commentary' Runner Up. Art Renewal Salon 2018

2017 - Exhibited various work with UKCPS and also Society of Graphic Fine Art at Menier Gallery

2017- Drawing featured in book 'Strokes of Genius 9'. Released autumn 2017

2016 - Mall Galleries - AFAS Annual Exhibition. Painters Prize for 'God & Soldier'

2016 - Drawing 'City Girl' features in new CP Treasures Vol 4 book released in June.

2016 - UK Coloured Pencil Society International Open Exhibition. Workshop - Portraits in Coloured Pencil and President's Award for 'Contre-jour' drawing.

2016 - 'Draw Portraits' by Ann Kullberg now published featuring chapter on contre-jour drawing.

2016 - Drawing "Wileman" selected for book 'Strokes of Genius 8' published Nov.

2015 - Drawing featured in book 'Strokes of Genius 7'. Late 2015.

2015 - Peoples Choice Award - UK Coloured Pencil Society Open Competition, London.

2015 - Finalist in 'International Portrait Awards' Atlanta, USA. Portrait Society of America. April 30.

2015 - Finalist for 'Art Renewal Salon' Awards.

2014 - Exhibited at 'The Royal Society of British Artists' Annual Exhibition. Mall Galleries, London. Dec.

2014 - David listed in Top 100 Artists/Illustrators by USA 'Creative Quarterly' magazine.

2014 - Artist of the Year shortlist 'Gary Twelve Songs’ oil portrait, for Artists and Illustrators magazine.

2014 - 'Self Analysis' featured in new book Colour Pencil Treasures Vol III.

2014 - 2 versions of "Life Songs" in oils and coloured pencil make Winner and Runner Up in USA design industry's "Creative Quarterly" in Fine Art category, Issue 36 published in a few months.

2014 April - "Life Songs" pencil study wins 'Lyra Award' for Best Portrait at UKCPS Open.

2014 - two new art books will feature drawings (Strokes of Genius 6 and CP Treasures Vol II by Ann Kullberg)

2014 - Shooting Portrait

2013 - Barefoot Sisters

2013 - RAF College Cranwell - Deputy Commandants Retired (commissioned portraits)

2012 - Family of Boxers - commission completed

2012 UK Colour Pencil Awards: "Best in Show" plus Ann James Massey Award for "Excellence in Drawing" Award.

2012 - The Gallery Owner portrait commission

2011 - Charles Dickens study for 200th anniversary. 

2010 - Major 8 page feature on Davids work in latest International Artist magazine Feb 2010. 

2009 - 'Liberating Lives' Exhibition - Mall Galleries London, Sue Ryder Care - (Self Portrait). 

2009 - First Prize - Royal Institute of Oil Painters Live Art Event, portrait of Antonio Carluccio. 

2008 - Sisters of Ghana - selected as Finalist in International Artists magazine. 

2008 - Completed two large canvas commissions for Standard Chartered Bank collection. 

2008 - A double portrait has been selected for this years Royal Birmingham Society of Artists Open Portrait Exhibition in July. 

2008 - Highly Commended in the Artist of the Year, Artist Magazine. (Emma’s Necklace)

2007 - Finalist in the Artists & Illustrators magazine Self Portrait award, in association with the Royal Society of Portrait Painters. 

2007 - Highly Commended in the Artist of the Year, Artist Magazine. (Plumber’s Break)

2006 - 2nd Place in Royal Institute of Oil Painters Live Art Event Mall Galleries – Painting from life.