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1 Victoria Grove, Second Avenue
Brighton & Hove, England, BN3 2LJ
United Kingdom

01273 727234

Cameron Contemporary Art is dedicated to showing a changing programme of high quality established and exciting up and coming British artists.

David Storey

David storey

Threadneedle Prize finalist David Storey is a British figurative painter. His psychologically charged paintings are about memory, with half-remembered people and places emerging from complex layers of texture and colour.

"Personally, I find working with memory very therapeutic as well as creatively invaluable. I become haunted by the image I'm developing and it's tremendously satisfying when I manage to get the milky idea from the back of my mind onto the canvas.  

I come from West Cumbria, which is a bleak coastal plain, welded onto the side of the Lake District. The municipal buildings and churches are mainly Victorian and built of sand stone that turns black when it rains... and it rains an awful lot there. This melancholy and primordial world of black buildings, rain, sea and mountains in which I grew up is the one that I paint. 

Wherever possible I paint using my fingers, palette knives and rags instead of brushes, I achieve a much more expressive result and find I can create a fuller range of tones, colours, textures and lines working this way."


  • 1996–96 Slade School of Art, Summer School
  • 1973–76 Middlesex University, BA honours degree, art & design 
  • 1972–73 Hornsey Art College, Foundation Course


  • 1995–Present: Artist
  • 1986–94 Artist/Designer, The Bureaux 
  • 1991–92 External Assessor Croydon Art College
  • 1987–90 Visiting Lecturer Central St. Martins, London
  • 1983–85 Art Director, Chrysalis Records and 2-Tone Records
  • 1979–82 Designer, Chrysalis Records and 2-Tone Records 
  • 1977–79 Designer, Rocket Records


  • 2012 Finalist ‘Threadneedle Prize’
  • 2012 Finalist ‘Sunday Times Watercolour Competition’


  • 2017 Winter Show at Cameron Contemporary Art
  • 2017 All Square at Cameron Contemporary Art
  • 2017 The Colour of Summer at Cameron Contemporary Art
  • 2017 Festival Show at Cameron Contemporary Art
  • 2017 Solo Show (22 Feb–19 March), Highgate Contemporary, London 
  • 2016 Winter Show at Cameron Contemporary Art
  • 2016 Group Xmas Show, Highgate Contemporary
  • 2016 Affordable Art Fair London
  • 2016 Feature: Inside the Studio, Saatchi Art homepage
  • 2016 Figure, A Cast of Characters at Cameron Contemporary Art
  • 2016 Festival exhibition at Cameron Contemporary, Brighton
  • 2016 'Art Without Boundaries' exhibition, Leyden Gallery, London
  • 2016 Invited to judge the Travers Smith Art Prize
  • 2016 AAF, New York
  • 2016 Chosen by Saatchi Art as their 'Artist of the Day'
  • 2015 AAF, London
  • 2015 Solo Show, Panter and Hall, London
  • 2015 Saatchi Art Exhibition, 'Curated by Rebecca Wilson'
  • 2014 AAF, Hamburg
  • 2014 Art Southampton, New York
  • 2014 Solo show, Thomas and Paul Contemporary, London
  • 2014 AAF, London
  • 2013 AAF, Hamburg
  • 2013 'Prelude' at Thomas and Paul Contemporary, London
  • 2013 AAF, London
  • 2013 Finalist, Saatchi Art 'Showdown'
  • 2012 Finalist, Threadneedle Prize, Mall Galleries, London
  • 2012 Finalist, The Sunday Times Watercolour Competition 
  • 2012 Saatchi Art exhibition '100 CURATORS 100 DAYS'
  • 2011 Cultivate, Vyner Street Gallery
  • 2011 Fern Felix, Glasgow
  • 2011 ArtBeat Festival, Woburn
  • 2010 The Coningsby Gallery, London 
  • 2008 Lautieri Moores Open, The Gallery in Cork Street
  • 2005 Encounters, Brighton Museum and Art Gallery 
  • 2003 Sussex Open, Brighton Museum and Art Gallery 
  • 1999 Icons of Pop, National Portrait Gallery, London
  • 1986 Festival of British Art & Design, Vienna


  • 2016 Feature: Inside the Studio, Saatchi Art homepage
  • 2014 Article by Richard Unwin, The Art Collective
  • 2014 David Storey in conversation with Mike Southon in front of an invited audience at the Thomas and Paul Gallery, London. 
  • 2013 Interview, The Art Collective
  • 2011 BBC2 arts programme 'Show Me the Monet'
  • 2010 Sunday Times Magazine article


  • Private collections worldwide