Born in Hampshire in 1964, Duncan Palmar had a love of painting and drawing from a young age, stating at school I would try and find any excuse to go to the art room. He first sold his work as a means to pay for driving lessons, when he would paint pictures of peoples homes before approaching them to buy his work.
Inspired by the Newlyn School of Artists, Palmars distinctive representational paintings capture texture, light and atmosphere with seeming effortlessness. He frequently takes English landscapes and coasts as his subjects, and is particularly inspired by the sea with its diverse movements, rhythms and space.
Working today from his home in Surrey, Palmar says I feel very privileged to paint every day, and am determined to continue for as long as I can.