David Caldwell studied at the Glasgow School of Art (1994-98) and the Royal Drawing School (2003-05). He has won several awards for portraiture including the Bulldog Bursary from the Royal Society of Portrait Painters and The Founder’s Purchase Prize at the ING Discerning Eye (adjudged by the late Brian Sewell). He recently displayed 77 small portraits at the BP Portrait Awards at the National Portrait Gallery. In recent years David has been short-listed for major awards including the Seven Investments Management ‘Conversations’ Prize , the Ruth Borchard Self-portrait Prize, the Threadneedle Figurative Art Prize, the Lynn Painter-Stainers Award and the W. Gordon Smith Award. David is a member of the Royal Society of Portrait Painters.