A posthumous exhbition of the paintings of David Stuttard (1944-2009) is taking place in Newton Abbot. Art critic Matt Price assesses David’s work
David Stuttard was an intriguing person with an insatiable passion for art. In addition to an almost daily practice of painting during the last 20 years of his life, he was also a poet and a life-long composer. It was music that had been his forte and chosen career, working as head of department at a secondary school in his hometown of Newton Abbot, Devon, but when he took early retirement on medical grounds in the early 1980s, it was painting that came to the fore.