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A UK-based artist David Kirkman was born in 1985 and was introduced to painting at a young age by his late grandad a local artist himself, who encouraged him to try different mediums and styles. Working primarily with acrylics, he creates big, bold, colourful and contrasting paintings and *mixed media prints. Through acknowledging and managing his own mental health he started abstract painting, finding the ability to create whilst being in the present not only helped therapeutically but also allows David to create the pieces he is so well known for today. His work promotes wellness, positivity, and joy. David is an exciting emerging artist who shows his work in galleries, exhibitions and Art fairs across the UK, online and has also been featured in publications and zines such as, Collect Art, Cista Art and Artist Talk Magazine.