David’s paintings seek to express the atmospheric beauty of the NC landscape. His rural and coastal scenes emphasize the effects of light at different times of the day and throughout the seasons. Many of the works suggest contemplative places in undefined locations. The paintings are orchestrated to draw the viewer into the scene for closer inspection as representational scenes merge into abstract passages.
ABOUT DAVID DAVENPORT
David received a BFA from East Carolina University and started his professional career as an Art Director in advertising, eventually making his way to work in NYC. During this time, he attended the Art Student League and rekindled his desire for painting. David received a MFA in Painting from the University of Maryland and was awarded the Skowhegan School of Painting Scholarship Award and a Yaddo Fellowship Award in Painting. More recently, David has attended an art residency at the Vermont Studio Center and the Plein Air Invitational in the Adirondacks. He has exhibited in solo and group shows in galleries and museums throughout NC and currently maintains a studio in Durham, NC.