David Higginson - contemporary painter

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David Higginson

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I am an artist and a survivor of personal challenges. Born in Accrington, UK on May 23, 1969, I spent my early years there before moving to Leeds to pursue a Bachelor of Arts degree in Fine Arts at the university. After completing my studies, I settled in Liverpool where I met and married a woman named Natalia M S Hurt who was the niece of the Great British actor John Vincent HurT (22/1/1940 to 25/1/2017). However, the marriage ended after three and a half years, and I embarked on a year-long journey around Europe and what was once called the Western Block. possibly as an attempt to escape my struggles, despite battling depression at the time.

Following my travels, I returned to Liverpool but found myself getting involved with a crime family, working alongside them for approximately 9 to 10 years. Eventually, I decided to leave that life behind and moved back to Accrington, where I currently reside.

In 2011, I experienced a traumatic event when I was attacked with an iron bar, resulting in a three-week coma. Upon awakening, I faced significant memory loss, struggling to recall basic information such as my name and location. This led to the development of agoraphobia (fear of open or public spaces) and melophobia (fear of music). These conditions continue to affect me to this day.

Despite my challenges, I have continued my passion for painting. Initially, I struggled to complete any artwork and focused mainly on commissioned pieces. However, with the encouragement of his oldest friend and brother, Terry Graham, I regained my motivation to pursue my artistic vision. I pushed myself to finish all unfinished works and have since dedicated myself to my art.

In my free time, I indulge in my interest in theoretical thinking, particularly in subjects like quantum physics and dimensional understanding. I also enjoy playing computer games, with Lord of the Rings Online (Lotro) being my favourite. It was through this game that I adopted the name "GrayHammer" and gained recognition within the gaming community. Additionally, it was in Lotro that I formed a close friendship with Marija Maja, who provided me with support and strength during difficult times, despite never meeting in person.

my life has been marked by personal struggles, but i hope iv shown resilience and determination in pursuing my art and finding solace in my hobbies and friendships.


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I completed a 2-year BTEC Art and Design course at Accrington College when I was 19 years old. Later, at age 21, I pursued a BA in Fine Art at Leeds University. My objective is to create thought-provoking and conceptually-driven artwork that explores various themes and ideas through different media. I aim to engage with spatial relationships and give the viewer in a personal experience, inviting them to critically engage with the work and reflect on the relationship between art and themselves. My intention is to challenge our perceptions and assumptions, encouraging viewers to think differently about the world  and the world inside them. Through my art, I hope to prompt viewers to question the dominant narratives  that shape them, fostering reflection and initiating internal conversations.

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