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Joe Reading Newspaper, 2013, 16”x24” oil on canvas

Finalist, BoldBrush Painting Competition, August 2013
 

 

Painting Phillip Skaggs of Richmond Ballet 2013, 30”x20” oil on canvas

Featured as the "Classic Moment" in Fine Art Connoisseur April 2014

 

 

Boy With Mandolin, 2013, 30”x15” oil on canvas

Finalist, RayMar Fine Art Competition, January 2014



 On the Mend: Maggie Small & Thomas Garrett of Richmond Ballet, Post-Performance, 2013, 24”x24” oil on canvas

 

 

 Detail, In the Wings: Lauren Fagone of Richmond Ballet, 2013, 24”x12” oil on canvas
 

 

  Ballad on Broad Street, 2012, 48”x36” oil on canvas

 

 

                      

 

                                                

Top: Portrait of Adrian Rieder, Richmond Actor;  Moored on Monterey BayGirl in the Gray Hat

Bottom: Afternoon at the Golden Gate; Young Man in Straw Hat; Reflection

 

 

Recent Awards....


 

Self-Portrait

Grand Prize Winner 

American Artist Magazine Cover Competition 2012

 Featured on cover of American Artist Magazine, September 2012

 

Awarded Honorable Mention 2nd Placement

Portrait Society of America's Member Only Competition 2012

Self-Portrait Category


Siesta

 Awarded 2nd Place, Portrait Society of America's Member Only Competition 2012


Finalist, 28th Annual Art Competition, The Artist's Magazine, Portrait/Figure category, 2011

 

Finalist, Raymar Art 5th Annual Fine Art Competition, 2011 International

"The color in this painting is stunning. The warm and cool tones used in the flesh are radiant..."

-Competition Judge Eileen Corse
 


Derek: Contemplation in the Studio

Selected as Finalist, Raymar Art 6th Annual Fine Art Competition, April 2012 

 "There is a lot of emotion in this painting. I love the color and how it really speaks about an artist to an artist. It's the never ending thoughtful gaze of artist that really speaks to me because I have been here and you can really get the emotion that David has put into this. I love the composition as well." 

-Competition Judge Tony Pro

 

Awarded 3rd Merit, Portrait Society of America's Member Only Competition 2012


Selected as Finalist, PleinAir Salon, November/December 2011

 

 

Morocco: La Place 

The Marketplace in Marrakech

Judge's Choice Award, 2nd Annual Artists Supporting the Arts Gala, October 23, 2010:

"A wonderfully evocative scene of everyday North African life—of the bustle and color in a contemporary Moroccan bazaar. The artist's handling of color and atmosphere is really masterful, right on the money..." 
-Guest Judge, Jeff Harrison, Chief Curator of American & Contemporary Art

Chrysler Museum of Art, Norfolk, Virginia. 

 

 

By the Fireside

3rd Place, PleinAir Salon, September-October 2011 hosted by PleinAir Magazine

Featured in Spring 2012 issue of PleinAir Magazine


Selected as Finalist, Raymar Art 5th Annual Fine Art Competition, 2011 International:

"The freshness of this painting is striking, with its exciting color and confident brushwork. The angled figure is so well painted that I actually feel the weight of the man relaxing in his chair. Don't miss the angle of the pillow emphasizing this—it is the inclusion of just such a detail that so perfectly defines this moment—the mood, the place, the time." -Competition Judge Kate Palmer


 

The Laundry Line

2nd Place Award, Portrait Expressions Regional Competition November 2011

(Virginia, Maryland, Delaware, and District of Columbia)
 

 

Young Man in Straw Hat (Plein-Air Figure)

Honorable Mention, Plein-Air Richmond, June 2012

Judge: Everett Raymond Kinstler

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