David Freud

David Freud (born 19 August 1964) David was the youngest son of Kathryn (Kay) McAdam and Lucian Freud. Ironically, it was David’s mother that inspired David to start creating art at age 3, with inspiration coming from his siblings and parents.A common narrative that reoccurs in David’s work is the development of symbols for man, woman and child. Relationships with nature, cyclical nature and nature of cycles is still an ongoing theme in his artwork and in his own life, as David has four children of his own.Unsurprising then to learn that david studied Psychology and Art at South Thames University and Counselling and Psychotherapy at Westminster Pastoral Foundation, the sensitive and caring nature emerging as a young man, although it was not until 2004 that David embarked on his journey as a professional artist.Usually David uses oil on canvas as his main medium but he has a range of materials and he often experiments until something is found that works. The process for creating a piece is described by David as, ‘Something that happens which I choose to use art to help me digest. I use notebooks to develop ideas, explore themes and processes, decide on a suitable place and time and make the necessary arrangements.’

  • David Freud (1964 - Present)

    At Sea Medium: Indian ink and acrylic on canvas Description: Semi- figurative abstract from the ‘Dead Dad’ series for ‘Losing Lucian’ Framed Price on Application
  • David Freud (1964 - Present)

    Back in the Woods Medium: Oil on canvas Description: Painted from life near Dover Lane between Arundel and Angmering, West Sussex. Featured in progress in the Independent. Framed Price on Application
  • David Freud (1964 - Present)

    Back Up Medium: Oil on canvas Description: Sitter, Deborah Jane Mason (the artist’s partner from 2010-2016) Framed Price on Application
  • David Freud (1964 - Present)

    Bed Bug and Bird Medium: Oil on canvas Description: A contemplation of unconditional love through a particular form of blindness, the allocation of characteristics according to consequences to the viewer. Framed Price on Application
  • David Freud (1964 - present)

    Behind The Net Curtain Medium: Oil on canvas Size: 29.6 x 41.6cm Signed by the artist Box Framed £750  
  • David Freud (1964 - present)

    Border Terrier For Violet Medium: Oil on board Signed by the artist Framed £2500  
  • David Freud (1964 - Present)

    Forgiveness Medium: Oil on Belgian Linen Description: The possibility of forgiving the demonised. This work has been discussed in various stages in national media including the Independent. Framed Price on Application
  • David Freud (1964 - Present)

    Interior Medium: Oil on canvas Framed Price on Application
  • David Freud (1964 - Present)

    Landscape after Lucian Medium: Acrylic and oil on canvas Description: A transcription of ‘Landscape with birds’, one of my father’s early works with an addition. Referred to as ‘Exploring my father’s mind’ by Saatchi. In this piece, the landscape and narrative prescribed by or to the father is contemporised by the son. Framed Price on Application
  • David Freud (1964 - Present)

    Man and Raven Medium: Carved oil paint on wood panel Description: Transcription of ancient stone carving Framed Price on Application
  • David Freud (1964 - Present)

    Man and Serpent Medium: Carved oil paint on wood panel Description: Landscape with figure and serpent inspired by ancient stone carving Price on Application
  • David Freud (1964 - Present)

    Ouroboros Medium: Oil on canvas Description: The snake eating it’s tail describes the cycle of life. In this version, Jungian archetypal themes and colours are also featured. Framed Price on Application
  • David Freud (1964 - Present)

    Performance Medium: Oil on Belgian Canvas Description: Organic forms generated without prescription are inevitably anthropomorphised as our world becomes increasingly man-made. Featured in progress in the Guardian. Framed Price on Application
  • David Freud (1964 - Present)

    Raven and the Pea Pod Man Medium: Oil on canvas Description: Inspired by Aboriginal folklore warning man of the consequences of greed. Framed Price on Application
  • David Freud (1964 - present)

    Running on the Beach Medium: Oil on wood in artist's frame Size: 53.3 x 20cm Signed by the artist Framed £500  
  • David Freud (1964 - Present)

    Shroud Medium: Indian ink and acrylic on canvas Description: The largest piece from the ‘Losing Lucian’ show. Exhibited in place of the crucifiction painting at St Paul’s (as well as Worthing Museum & Art Gallery, Saatchi, etc.) Framed Price on Application
  • David Freud (1964 - present)

    Stanley Medium: Oil on canvas Size: 61.8 x 45.8cm Box Framed £5000  
  • David Freud (1964 - present)

    Stone Impression Size: 58 x 46cm Signed by the artist Framed with smashed glass £1250  
  • David Freud (1964 - present)

    Time To Go Home Medium: Oil on canvas Size: 40 x 30cm Signed by the artist Framed £5000  
  • David Freud (1964 - Present)

    Verdure and Glossy Ibis Medium: Oil on reclaimed canvas ground with reclaimed frame Description: Landscape inspired by Aubysson and Ouidinaarde tapestries with contemporary additions. Framed Price on Application
  • David Freud (1964 - Present)

    Verdure with Insects Medium: Oil on Belgian Canvas Description: Landscape inspired by Aubysson and Ouidinaarde tapestries with contemporary additions. Framed Price on Application
  • David Freud (1964 - present)

    We Are Frozen Light Medium: Acrylic and bronze on canvas Size: 40.5 x 50.9cm Signed by the artist Box Framed £1000  
  • David Freud (1964 - present)

    We Can Do It Medium: Oil on canvas Size: 61.5 x 45.8cm Signed by the artist Box Framed £500  
  • David Freud (1964 - present)

    What Have You Done Medium: Oil on board Size: 33 x 40cm Signed by the artist Framed £7000