With his paintings David conveys a lived experience, either directly on site of the subject or recalled later in the studio through memory. He paints directly on site beginning with a compositional drawing and then proceeds to paint his subject to a point where it ceases being a replication of the subject and transforms into a painting of his experience based in the qualities of the paint and how he manipulates its character. His paintings feature a strong structural composition, high-keyed colors, energetic brushstrokes, balance of lights and darks, and fluid movement over the composition.

 

Born near Conway, Arkansas in 1943.

 

Education

University of Central Arkansas, B.S.E. in Art Education (1961-65); Aspen School of Contemporary Art (summer of 1964); University of North Carolina at Greensboro, M.F.A. in Painting (1971, 1973-75); University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (1972).

 

Honors and Awards

Yaddo, Saratoga Springs, NY, 1978, 1981, and 1984; Virginia Center for Creative Arts, Sweet Briar, VA, 1979; Ossabaw Island Project, Ossabaw Island, GA, 1979; Art in Public Places, Santa Fe, NM, 1993-94.

Selected Collections

Museums

Maitland Art Center, Maitland, FL; Mint Museum, Charlotte, NC; Fayetteville Museum of Art, Fayetteville, NC; Weatherspoon Art Gallery, Greensboro, NC. Museum of the Big Bend, Alpine, TX.

 

Colleges and Universities

Washington and Lee University, Lexington, VA; Duke University, Durham, NC; University of North Carolina, Greensboro, NC; University of Central Arkansas, Conway, AR.

Corporations

Alabama Farm Bureau, Montgomery, AL; Barclays-America, Inc., Charlotte, NC; Bell South, Atlanta, GA; The Breakers, Palm Beach, FL; Burlington Industries, Greensboro, NC; Equitable Life Assurance Society, New York, NY; First Union National Bank, Charlotte, NC; HBO Television, Atlanta, GA; Heritage Club, San Angelo, TX; Hunton and Williams, Raleigh, NC; IBM, Charlotte, Raleigh, Malvern; Jefferson Pilot Insurance Company, Greensboro, NC; McKenzie, Patterson, Inc., Moraga, CA; Miller Brewing Company, Milwaukee, WI; Bank of America, Charlotte, NC; Phillip Morris, Inc., Richmond, VA; Wachovia Bank and Trust, Winston-Salem, NC.

 

Other

Yaddo, Saratoga Springs, NY; Department of State, United States of America, Washington, DC; United Arts Council, Greensboro, NC; Mobil Oil Corporate Collection, High Point, NC; State Printing Facility, Santa Fe, NM.

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