News Release

September 2007  

When the snowflakes melted art crystallised.

 At the dawn of the new millennium a new two dimensional coding technique, known as Snowflake Code, was developed by a company in Hull.

  It was used at the Millennium Dome for monitoring visitors and the idea was the original design concept of David Humphries.

 It eventually led to the company being sold to Marconi and the code being used for a wide variety of applications. 

It also gave rise to another opportunity for as the design team were transferred to the USA, David Humphries remained in the UK and began to develop his other main interest in art.  Over the preceding few years he had started to establish himself as an up and coming professional artist but now he could devote himself to it full time.

It is not surprising that his engineering background and inventive talents have given rise to paintings that are original and often experimental. Mixed media techniques that incorporate wood chips and shavings, that utilise the qualities of wool, that mix watercolour and acrylic inks. They all can be considered as textural impressionism but they encapsulate not only the feel of the subject but also his background. 

On the 6/7th and 13/14th October during the East Riding Open Studios organised by Big Skies, the hidden studio of David Humphries in Cherry Burton will be open for the first time. It will provide an opportunity for people to see a range of his experimental work.


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