David Davies - NEAR AND FAR-THE WORLD IN COLOR
Armidale Art Gallery
Sat 19 August @ 6pm
Description: This is my third exhibition at the NEAS gallery. My first exhibition featured paintings of subjects from Europe and my second paintings of subjects from Australia. This exhibition consists of paintings both of Australia and those of other parts of the world, hence, Near and Far.
When I travel I take digital photographs but also sketch with both pencil and watercolour. I use these as source material to paint larger acrylics when I return home. The digital photographs provide a compositional framework for the paintings but the time spent sketching has imprinted the image and enables me to put more of myself into the paintings. I have included watercolour paintings in this exhibition to show the strong use of colour in them.
I am strongly influenced by the impressionist movement and believe that a major part of any painting must be the interpretation of the viewer.
My love of colour, form and impressionism is represented here in my heavily sculptured acrylic paintings and my watercolours.
I hope you enjoy them as much as I did painting them.