David is a local artist whose studio is in the quiet corner of eastern Connecticut in the small town of Canterbury. As a youth he grew up summering in Madison, Connecticut and was always surrounded by water, boating and fishing. He was influenced at a young age by his sister-in law, an artist and educator. He was given art supplies for birthday and Christmas presents which fostered his artistic endeavors later in life.
David has worked full time for the past twenty-four years for soil remediation environmental firms. This experience, knowledge and travels have given him a great appreciation for our land and water resources. He started oil painting in 2003, after taking private lessons. This is where David learned the Grisaille and Chiaroscuro approaches to modern oil painting.
Historical landmarks and landscapes: David strongly believes in the preservation of historical landmarks. Each New England town is rich and diverse with history. David finds historical landmarks fun and educational to research, and a joy to paint. David feels that painting a historical site “in present day” somehow captures a small piece of history that can be viewed and shared by everyone for generations to come.
Maritime landmarks: David is also drawn to the sea as a subject matter for his paintings. David’s points of interest include: vessels, light stations, and historical homes and port towns.
Artists Influences: Gary Lavarack, Paul Strisik, Don Stone, Trevor Chamberlain, E. John Robinson, Tom Browning, Doug Purdon, Helen Van Wyk, Charles Sovek, Ogden Pleissner, Ken Davies, Charles Reid, Claude Croney, Andrew Wyeth, Robert Vickery, and James Gurney.