David Hawthorne Charles Pears Award 2017, Royal Society of Marine Artists.

David's painting "Low Tide" was awarded The Charles Pears Award for the most outstanding work, in any medium, by a non-member. This annual award is given in memory of Charles Pears, founding member and first President of the Society. The award, which is given by members of the Society, was presented at the Private View at the RSMA's 2017 Annual Exhibition at the Mall Galleries, London, by Elizabeth Smith, President of the RSMA.

The annual exhibition of some 400 works, by many of the most celebrated marine artists at work today, evokes the spirit of the sea - from the ships, yachts and dinghies that sail on it to the people who take their leisure by it; from the exhilaration of the deep sea to the calm of quiet harbours and estuaries.

David Hawthorne Award for Best Painting in Exhibition 2015, Royal Birmingham Society of Artists.

David is an elected Member of the Royal Birmingham Society of Artists and exhibits regulary with the Society. His expressive painting "Two Stacks" was awarded Best Painting at the 2015 Open Media Exhibition at the Royal Birmingham Society of Artists and subsequently exhibited at the Royal West of England Academy in Bristol.

The Royal Birmingham Society of Artists (RBSA) was found in 1821 and granted royal status by Queen Victoria in 1868. The Society owns its own gallery in St Paulís Square, by Birminghamís historic jewellery quarter and the city centre.