topsytervy

Original creations from my workshop and studio.

Tel Aviv, Israel · 2 Sales

topsytervy

Original creations from my workshop and studio.

Tel Aviv, Israel 2 Sales On Etsy since 2012

Announcement   Welcome to ArtsanSoul the online store of Artist and Children's Book Illustrator, David Hall.

All of the paintings and 'signs' here are handmade, hand painted and one of a kind, so the store is regularly updated with new work.

FREE SHIPPING !

Please feel free to contact me with any queries ,unfortunately I can't accept commissions as yet.

Thank you for visiting,please spread the word
David

Announcement

Welcome to ArtsanSoul the online store of Artist and Children's Book Illustrator, David Hall.

All of the paintings and 'signs' here are handmade, hand painted and one of a kind, so the store is regularly updated with new work.

FREE SHIPPING !

Please feel free to contact me with any queries ,unfortunately I can't accept commissions as yet.

Thank you for visiting,please spread the word
David

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Hadas Hall

About

"Now I need to take a piece of wood and make it sound like the railroad track but I also had to make it beautiful and lovable". Les Paul

My name is David Hall. My home is in Tel Aviv where I have lived for twenty four years after leaving England.

The city of Tel Aviv has shaped the way I see and work, with its eclectic buildings and bustling side streets, hiding strange old shops seemingly unchanged since the fifties and sixties. A constant source of reference for me and others.

These details, hastily recorded over the years in my dog eared sketch books, have proved invaluable to me, providing an intimate anecdotal perspective to my work, from Children's Picture Books to ArtandSoulonWood on Etsy.

The idea for a painting of 'Django Reinhardt' came from a sketch of an old poster in a Cafe owned by a Greek musician called Alberto. 'Pie in the sky', another work listed here, was inspired by a chalk drawing outside a New York style Deli, both places have long since closed.

Tel Aviv has an incredible poster culture with some of the best young Graphic Designers in the world but peel back a few layers of posters on a wall and you can find an ad' for a Nina Simone or Miles Davis Concert in 1973 or even farther back in time. Who needs Google.

I continue to work as a book Illustrator though that job can be very frustrating and teach painting and drawing in my studio but my heart and soul goes into the work that I do on wood.

Thank you for visiting my shop ArtandSoulonWood ,here on Etsy , you are most welcome to visit our shop 'Motek', at 7 Ram Bam St ,Tel Aviv.

Thank you for your interest,
David.

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  • David Hall

    Owner, Maker, Designer, Curator

    The English Artist and Illustrator David Hall has been working on wood for thirty years. Specializing on offbeat,quirky images and referencing everything from Pop Culture and Americana to Victorian Lettering and traditional sign-writing techniques.

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Last updated on September 23, 2012
Hi and welcome ,
Thanks for visiting my shop,
here you can see many examples of my paintings and illustrations on reconditioned timber.These 'signs' reflect my interest in all things old and beautiful, exotic and quirky,curious and unique.....every piece is a one off original.

Accepted payment methods

Payment
I accept PayPal only.
Shipping
SHIPPING IS FREE !
All orders are sent using Standard Airmail and sent to the address listed with Etsy.I mail within 3 days of receiving your order. I use padded envelopes to protect and secure your purchase.Standard Airmail takes between two and four weeks to arrive. I mail worldwide.
Buyers are responsible for customs duties and duty charges which may apply in their country depending on the total and on commodity type.
If you would like to upgrade your shipping to Express Mail Service [ which I'm afraid is not free] please contact me and I will be happy to help. Express Mail Service takes 5-10 days and is usually trackable.
Please don't hesitate to contact me if any problem arises.
Refunds and Exchanges
If for any reason you are unhappy with your purchase ,you are welcome to contact me and I will do my best to resolve any problem to your satisfaction.
Additional policies and FAQs
I use a combination of Oil and Acrylic paints which after a period of drying are extremely tough and hard wearing, far more so than enamels or similar paints.I have 'painted signs 'outside of my house in sheltered positions that (with regular waxing )haven't changed in years. Of course they will last even longer indoors. I recommend all my wood signs and paintings are polished every few months with bees wax or similar wood care products. The reverse of the wood is sealed with gesso and ready to hang.