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David Goatley


Having fallen in love with portraiture at age 15 when he was inspired by Rembrandt’s “Old Man in an Armchair” at the National Gallery in London, England, David studied painting at London’s Camberwell School of Art. Each of his portraits is as distinct as the individuals in them, capturing the personality and life in his subjects with real feeling. To stand in front of one his portraits is to experience meeting the subject.
It is a skill that has led to almost 400 commissions thus far, across Canada, the UK and 24 states of the USA as well as in Israel, Panama, Spain and India. His subjects have included Kings, Princes, a Peer, a Prime Minister, Provincial Premiers, five Lt. Governors, First Nations Chiefs and Elders, a Bishop and leaders in Business, Academia, the Arts and the Law as well as numerous families. His work is included in 2 Royal Collections as well as the collections of governments, museums, corporations, institutions and in hundreds of private homes.
David is also a noted muralist and paints the people and places he encounters on his travels for exhibition and sale when his busy schedule of commissions allows. David currently resides in the Pacific Northwest from where he travels widely to fulfil commissions.

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