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David Beschi was born in London in May 1941. Educated at Dudden Hill School, he then went on to St. Martins School of Art.

At the age of 18 his first exhibition was held at High Holbourne Town Hall and sold out.

David became Assistant Director at Studio Lisa, photographers to the RoyalFamily and fashion industry. After 3 years he moved on to set designing and
stage management for English Repertory Theatres and then to Heal's of London, designing private and industrial interiors. During this time his art was being exhibited at The Mansard Gallery, London.

After meeting an Australian in London, David was enticed to come to Australia. He arrived in 1976, returned to the UK for 3 years and then came back to Melbourne and took up residency.

He has been painting professionally in Australia since 1987, becoming Vice President of The Blackheath Art Society and elected to The Blue Mountains
Arts Council.

In 1999 he was elected as an Exhibiting member of The Royal Art Society and elevated to Associate member in 2005. In 2010 he was made a Fellow of The Royal Art Society. He is also invited to exhibit at the Australian Watercolour institute annual exhibition. His work has been shown at the Royal Academy, Salon de Refuge in London and a catalogue of his work is in The National Library at The Victoria and Albert Museum. He has been made a Life Member of Art Societies in Australia and is the Patron of other art institutions.

His travels have taken him to many parts of the world, hence his diversity in subject matter. He now resides in an old church in the Hunter Valley where he also has his studio.

He is published by Woodmansterns & Co., London and he has also won many awards. His paintings are represented in private and corporate collections throughout the world.

The art of David Beschi typically features charming, timeless, everyday scenes. Many works are wonderfully animated and whimsical; others contrastingly quiet and sensitive. His deceptively simple paintings are distinguished by subtle colour and a delicate balance between detail and suggestion. Skillfully executed paintings that reveal a lifetime of experiences and memories, yet cleverly conceal the private painter.

.this is what I enjoy.to paint between hard edge and soft edge, out-of-focus blurring. The characters are there. The buildings are there. The landscapes and seascapes are there. Yet some almost disappear into the painting...and so, I hope, draw the viewer in, to discover the mysterious challenge that is watercolour.
— David Beschi