Dave Waddington emigrated to Canada from the UK in the early 70’s and has lived in Calgary for over 40 years.
While he has always been drawing, he became fascinated with pastels through a continuing education program at Mount Royal University and has worked with this medium for over 10 years. He particularly enjoys the relationship of the figure in the landscape. Whether it be the figure actively doing something or the viewer becoming a part of it.
Additionally, he has taken drawing and painting classes from Stan Phelps and Debra Ward as well as continuing education courses at ACAD and workshops. The latter through Dakota Pastels in Mt Vernon, Washington State
Dave has had a solo exhibition through a branch of the Calgary Public Library as part of their ‘Art in the Community’ series, as well as participating in the CCPS bi-annual exhibition and sale.
Several of his works are in private collections in Canada, the US and the UK.