England born and raised, David Dodsworth was educated at the Lancaster School of Arts and the Polytechnic in Sunderland, where he learned the fundamental technical skills of the draftsman and printermaker. Dodsworth has always keenly pursued his own work while teaching art part-time and playing an integral part in the creation of the print studios at London Contemporary Art. He was influence at an early age by the religious paintings of Velasquez, Goya, and Titian, and later by the New York Abstract Expressionists. Most recently, Dodsworth has become increasingly fascinated and pre-occupied with primitive mark making and hieroglyphics. References to abstract expressionoism, primitivism, religion, and technology are evident in his works, though Dodsworth refuses to describe himself as an abstract painter. His mission is to provide artwork that is enjoyed and accessible to a wide audience and idssolve the barriers between art and people. Noted for his handmade papers and abstract imagery, Dodsworth's work is a part of numerous corporate and private collections around the world.
"My work does not specifically or identifiably relate to visual facts or experiences, but to a reality whichs trikes a note directly into our nervous system - a note which transcends everyday pictorial reality but gives us, nonetheless, the sensation of understanding and feelings of recognition."