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					                                      David Fisher
                                   ‘A Local Artist!’

                                                          David Fisher, born in 1946, is a local
                                                          artist living in Midsomer Norton.
                                                          David attended St John’s Primary
                                                          school followed by Somervale. On
                                                          finishing school David embarked on
                                                          an apprenticeship as a sign writer,
                                                          picking up several awards along the
                                                          way. His award won for ‘Top
                                                          Apprentice in the Country’ saw David
                                                          secure himself a place at the West of
                                                          England Art College in Bristol. The
                                                          diversity of the course encouraged
                                                          him to experiment with different
                                                          techniques. However, deep within
                                                          him was a constant desire to produce
                                                          detailed work.

                                                            As David’s college course ended he
                                                            set up his own freelance business
                                                            painting pictorial pub signs. By the
                                                            late 90’s David had produced around
four hundred pictorial pub signs. Finally, the market for pub signs began to slow down and
David began to paint murals for various motorway service stations around the country. David
painted fourteen murals in all, including the horse racing mural that was hung in the Membury
service station.

Having, up until now, experienced a life time of commissions from his skills, David finally
turned to Fine Art and has sold most of the paintings that he has produced. Some of his
paintings can be seen on his website www.davidfisherartist.co.uk. David is a member of the
Old Bakery Artists group in Midsomer Norton, a social gathering for local artists. This group
gives the members an opportunity to bounce ideas off each other and is a means of exhibiting
and selling some of their work.

David is currently working on a civic emblem for Midsomer Norton. The emblem features the
Midsomer Norton Knight and his shield. On the shield is a view of the town with St John’s
church. The civic emblem aims to reunite Midsomer Norton’s history with the present day.

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