Working from both life, photographs and through using different mediums, Tolley manages to create a variety of original paintings, that remain fresh. David’s most favoured mediums are notoriously oils, charcoals and pastels, but he also has a great passion for creating plaster/resin sculptures.
Currently Tolley is working on a collection of ‘en plain air paintings’ not quite done outdoors but from the passenger seat of his car. Each canvas is created in oil paints within a 2 hour time frame. A recent project has included filming these works during their creation and then turning them into time lapse videos. None of these paintings are changed or tampered with after their initial creation, keeping the work fresh and spontaneous.