David Wightman (born 1980 in Stockport, Greater Manchester) is an English painter known for his abstract and landscape acrylic paintings using collaged wallpaper. He studied Fine Art at Middlesex University (2001) and gained an MA in Painting from the Royal College of Art, London (2003). He now lives and works in London.
In 2010, David Wightman was awarded the Berwick Gymnasium Arst Fellowship - a six-month residency in Berwick-upon-Tweed, Northumberland, funded by Arts Council England and English Heritage. In 2013, he was selected by the curator of House Arts Festival, Mariele Neudecker, to make a site-specific painting for a disused pavilion on Brighton’s seafront. The commission was funded by Arts Council England. In 2014, Wightman collaborated with the fashion label Akris for their Fall / Winter 2014/15 collection. His work has featured in Harper's Bazaar, The Guardian, The Times, The Telegraph, The Financial Times and Money Week.
David says: I make beautiful and fantastic landscapes where colour and composition are the most important elements. My prints are based on the drawings I make for my paintings. I start with simple shapes and slowly build up a composition until I'm happy. I want my landscapes to be 'believable' in some way yet entirely fictional.