As we count down to Paint Annapolis 2016, MFA will be featuring diffrent artists of the day to let you learn more about the people who are competing and exhibiting in Paint Annapolis.
Paint Annapolis 2016
Competition: May 30th through June 3rd
Exhibition: June 5th through the 12th
David was born in Washington, DC and grew up in the Virginia countryside. His love for the outdoors was instilled early on, growing from childhood field explorations. Influences collected during youth color his work to this day, forming the foundation of a lifetime interest in nature and art.
At his family’s insistance, David began art classes around the age of ten and has largely focused on self-education ever since. Traditional studies include art foundation at VCU and classical figure drawing at the Los Angeles Academy, as well as portrait and landscape painting with Jove Wang, Sunny Apinchapong-Yang, Sherrie McGraw, Gay Faulkenberry and Camille Przewodek.
David’s paintings have been awarded numerous prizes, including artist’s choice, collector’s choice and best of show. His paintings have been featured in newspaper and magazine articles and are included in collections throughout the United States.
“My artworks are influenced by painting on location, from life, and the understanding of color, brushwork and design which develops out of the practice. Using a simple composition, with just a few major shapes as a starting point, a finished painting slowly emerges.”
~quote from David about his artistic process.