David Gleeson entered DRAW16 through the Open Submissions process. His work ‘Triple Self’ won the Best Drawing Award, sponsored by Stabilo International and Derwent.


In my self portraits I try to avoid the obvious poses and push the composition. The self portraits are in various media over the years depending on the idea and what is best to capture the concept.


David has been drawing ever since he can remember, favouring graphite pencils for their mark making ability. His work is firmly rooted in drawing. For inspiration David visits galleries to re-evaluate what is possible.



1039-STABILO_JPEG_island_logoThe Award for Best Drawing 2016 was sponsored by Stabilo International and Derwent. The SGFA would like to thank our sponsors for their continued support. 1066-Derwent0