David Brayne RWS

Artist David Brayne RWS was born in Lincolnshire in 1954 and studied at the Gloucestershire College of Art and Exeter University. He was elected to the Royal Watercolour Society in 2001.


David Brayne’s artistic voice is one of quiet and subtle tenderness, which bears an affinity with that English tradition of humanistic landscape to be found in recent years in such artists as Richard Eurich and Sonia Lawson. It also embodies more purely formal, even abstract elements, which place the work within a very contemporary idiom.


David Brayne has exhibited widely and been awarded a number of prizes including, the Discerning Eye Benton Prize 2011, the Chairman’s prize 2013 and the Chichester National Art Competition (1st prize in 2004 and 2nd prize 1997). David has been an exhibitor at the Royal Academy Summer Exhibition for the past twenty years.


In 2010 David Brayne devised and curated an exhibition, The Poet and the Painter, a collaboration between the Royal Watercolour Society and the Poetry Society, at the Bankside Gallery, London.


At the opening of the 2015 Royal Watercolour Society Spring Exhibition, David Brayne RWS won the prestigious Turner Medal for Watercolour.