Save the Date!
Upcoming Solo Show Opens May 15
Exhibit preview blog posted by May 1, 2015
An Icepack & Chinese Takeout, 2015, 24x18, oil on canvas
(available as of May 15)
Russia: St. Petersburg, South Bank of the Moyka, 2015, 28x22, oil on canvas
(available as of May 15)
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I am a representational oil painter in Richmond, Virginia.
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New or Noteworthy....
Featured Article in PleinAir Magazine, April/May 2015
(look for link on the About page to read the entire article)
Fit to Be Tied, 2014, 24x18 oil on canvas
Award of Merit,
Portrait Society of America Member Only Competition
The Red Bandana, 2013, 16x12, oil on canvas
"Favorite 15%" BoldBrush Painting Competition, January 2014
Boy With Mandolin (detail) 2013, 30x15, oil on canvas
Finalist, RayMar Fine Art Competition, January 2014
Joe With the Morning Paper, 2013, 16x24 oil on canvas
Finalist, BoldBrush Painting Competition, August 2013
Painting Phillip Skaggs of Richmond Ballet
Featured as the "Classic Moment" in Fine Art Connoisseur April 2014
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
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
-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