David Cobley is a portrait and figure painter from Bath in England. His subject matter is people and their behaviors. He observes people in malls to draw inspiration for his works. He studied at Northampton as well as briefly at the Liverpool School of Art. He spent several years in Japan before returning to England and eventually starting his own studio.

David Cobley has had many famous figures sit for his portraits and his portraits of Ken Dodds and Sir Martin Evans are featured in the National Portrait Gallery near Trafalgar Square. His work is admired and appreciated by many and he has earned many awards and praises for his works. He is a member of the Royal Society of Portrait Painters, the Royal West England Academy, and the New English Art Club.

David Cobley has been in the business of making art for over 30 years and is still making amazing masterpieces. He started Bath Artists’ Studios in 1996 and has been an exhibitor at many sales, galleries, studios, festivals, and exhibitions. His work is well respected and receives the highest honours all round.

He does many exhibitions and his work can be viewed at the National Portrait Gallery and at Bath Artists’ Studios. For more information on his exhibitions, please visit the Exhibitions page.