David Sandell is an award-winning artist in both pencil and oils and his work frequently features in international art publications. Focusing on portraits he remains fascinated by the human face as a representation of personality and self. He initially trained as a graphic designer and illustrator and runs a successful design agency; over the last decade he has specialised in portraiture. Although he doesn't consider his work mainstream, he has been recognised with various awards: in 2014 he was shortlisted for 'Artist of the Year' by Artist & Illustrator magazine and finalist in the 2015 International Portrait Awards held in Atlanta, USA for his colour pencil portrait ‘Self Analysis.’ International Artist’ magazine published a major 8 page feature on his work in 2010 and again in 2020. He works in oils, graphite, colour pencil, charcoal and pastels.
Fellow of the Chartered Society of Designers
International Member of the Portrait Society of America
Signature Member of UK Coloured Pencil Society
Associate Member of the Society of Graphic Fine Art