PROFILE

David Williams Artist
Plein Air Along Bust Head Road

David was born in Washington, DC and grew up in the Virginia countryside. His love for the outdoors was instilled early on, growing from childhood explorations of field and forest, river and bay. Influences collected during youth color his work to this day, forming the foundation of a lifetime interest in nature and art.

David began art classes around the age of ten, which led to art foundation at VCU and classical figure drawing at the Los Angeles Academy as well as portrait and landscape painting with Jove Wang, Sunny Apinchapong-Yang, Sherrie McGraw, Gay Faulkenberry and Camille Przewodek.

David’s paintings have been awarded numerous prizes, including artist’s choice, collector’s choice and best of show. His paintings have been featured in newspaper and magazine articles and are included in collections throughout the United States.

 

Artist Statement

 

My studio paintings are influenced by over two decades of painting on location and the understanding of design, color and brushwork developing from the practice. Using a simple layout, with just a few major shapes as a starting point, a finished painting emerges. Working in oil, with a limited palette of five colors, a natural color harmony occurs. My brushwork is broadly applied and punctuated by generously layered, textural paint which creates a nearly sculptural quality. 

In their approach, my paintings are contemporary realism. With a primary interest in simplified form and pattern, I explore still-life, naturalistic landscapes and parts of our built environment that evoke nostalgia and a strong sense of place.

I tend to prefer a simplified lifestyle punctuated by new things and my artwork reflects this personal aesthetic. Saying a lot without saying too much is important. Visually describing a subject without unnecessary embellishment and allowing the viewer to quietly participate is the experience my artwork offers.

 

Classes and Workshops

Los Angeles Academy of Figurative Art

Sunny Apinchapong -Yang

Camille Przewodek

Gay Faulkenberry

Virginia Museum Studio      

Sherrie McGraw                

Jove Wang 

Richmond Visual Art Center          

VCU

NVCC     

          

 

Solo Exhibition

2013 “Recent Works”, Lifestyle Interiors, Middleburg, VA

2012 “A Sense of Place”, Zig Zag Gallery, The Plains, VA

2009 “California Dreaming”, Berkley Gallery, Warrenton, VA

2008 “Light Effects”, Berkley Gallery, Warrenton, VA

2007 “Late Summer Afternoon”, Warm Springs Gallery, Warm Springs, VA

2004 “Recent Works”, Berkley Gallery, Warrenton, VA

2003 “The Phillips Collection, Washington Exhibition”, Washington, DC

2003 “From The Studio”, Gleedsville Gallery, Leesburg, VA

2002 “Alla Prima”, Longview Gallery, Sperryville, VA

2001 “Still-lifes and Virginia Landscapes”, Longview Gallery, Sperryville, VA

2001 “New Work”, Preston House Art and Antiques, Gloucester, VA

2000 “Scenes of Summer”, Jubilee Gallery, Winchester, VA

1998 “The Still-life”, Gallery of NVCC, Manassas, VA

1997 “New Paintings”, Gallery of NVCC, Manassas, VA

 

Bibliography 

January 2017, Broad Run Magazine, "Shaping an Artist" by Aimee O'Grady.

Summer 2014, The Piedmont Virginian Magazine, Artist Showcase.

July 23, 2013, Middleburg Life, “Illusions of Reality”, Lauren Giannini.

September 2010, San Luis Obispo Tribune, “Plein Air with David Williams”, Pat Pemberton.

June-July 2008, International Artist, “Inspiration”, David Williams.

July 27, 2007, The Star Democrat, “Take It Easel”.

Winter 2007, Art Galleries and Artists of the South, David Williams, Catherine Woodson.

October 2006, Élan Magazine, Alumni Notes, David Williams, Alice Ross.

March 2004, Élan Magazine, “A Simple Palette”, Donna Cedar - Southworth.

November 2002, Rappahannock Times, “Alla Prima Paintings”, Ruth Bigelson.

August 2001, Rappahannock Times, “In Touch With the Art Spirit”, Barbara Heile.

 

 

Group Exhibition

2016 "Paint Annapolis", Maryland Federation of Art, Annapolis, MD

2016 "Easels In Frederick", Historic Frederick , Md

2016 "Artist's and Friends", Middle Street Gallery, Sperryville, VA

2015 “Art of the Piedmont”, Middleburg Community Center, Middleburg, VA.

2015 “Piedmont Art Show”, Grace Episcopal Church, The Plains, VA.

2014 “Art of the Piedmont”, Middleburg Community Center, Middleburg, VA.

2014 “Piedmont Art Show”, Grace Episcopal Church, The Plains, VA.

2013 “Miniature Masterworks”, Live An Artful Life, The Plains, VA.

2013 “Art in the Burg”, Displayed throughout Middleburg, Middleburg, VA.

2013 “Piedmont Art Show”, Grace Episcopal Church, The Plains, VA.

2013 “Spring Art at the Mill”, Burwell Morgan Mill, Millwood, VA.

2013 “Art of the Piedmont”, Middleburg Community Center, Middleburg, VA.

2013 “An Artful Opening”, Color Wheel Gallery 65, McLean, VA.

2013 “Artists and Friends”, Middle Street Gallery, Sperryville, VA.

2012 “Piedmont Art Show”, Grace Episcopal Church, The Plains, VA.

2012 “Annual Chestnut Gala, Ayrshire Farm, Upperville, VA.

2011 “Virginia Gardens”, Warm Springs Gallery, Warm Springs, VA.

2010 “Plein Air San Luis Obispo”, San Luis Obispo Museum of Art, San Luis Obispo, CA.

2010 “Follow the River”, Studios on the Park, Paso Robles, CA.

2010  “Art in the Park”, Paso Robles, CA.

2009 “Joie de Vivre”, Three Artist’s, Caulfield Gallery, Washington, VA.

2009 "Plein Air San Luis Obispo", San Luis Obispo Museum of Art, San Luis Obispo, CA.

2009 “New England Harbors”, Berkley Gallery, Warrenton, VA.

2008 “Art of Living”, Gallery at Rich Designs, Colorado Springs, CO.

2008 “Plein Air San Luis Obispo”, San Luis Obispo, Museum of Art, San Luis Obispo, CA.

2008 “Quick Draw - Plein Air Easton”, Competition, Easton, MD.

2008 “Plein Air Easton”, Academy Art Museum, Easton, MD.

2008 “Fall Art at the Mill”, Burwell Morgan Mill, Millwood, VA.

2008 “Belle Grove Benefit”, Winchester, VA.

2007 “Plein Air Norfolk”, Monticello Arcade, Norfolk, VA.

2007 “Homestead Art Weekend”, The Homestead, Hot Springs, VA.

2007 “The Art of Living”, Gallery at Rich Designs, Colorado Springs, CO.

2007 “Plein Air Chincoteague”, Chincoteague Cultural Alliance, Chincoteague, VA.

2007 “Quick Draw - Plein Air Easton”, Competition, Easton, MD.

2007 “Plein Air Easton”, Academy Art Museum, Easton, MD.

2007 “Pride of Place”, Riverbend Fine Art, Marble Falls, TX.

2007 “Belle Grove Benefit”, Winchester, VA.

2007 “Oil Painters of America”, Whistlepik Gallery, Fredericksburg, TX.

2007 “Fall Art at the Mill”, Burwell Morgan Mill, Millwood, VA.

2007 “Portrait Exhibition”, Virginia Museum Studio Gallery, Richmond, VA.

2006 “Less Is More”, Laguna Plein Air Painters Assoc., Laguna Beach, CA.

2006 “Land and Sea”, Berkley Gallery, Warrenton, VA.

2006 “Fall Art at The Mill”, Burwell Morgan Mill, Millwood, VA.

2006 “Summer Show”, Crossroads Art Center Gallery, Richmond, VA.

2006 “Belle Grove Benefit”, Winchester, VA.

2006 “Spring Exhibit”, Richland Fine Art, Nashville, TN.

2005 “The Still-Life”, Painting Demonstration, Galerie Europa, Reston, VA.

2005 “Summer Art”, Galerie Europa, Reston, VA.

2005 “Plein Air Painters Weekend”, Galerie Europa, Reston, VA.

2004 “Recent Work”, Galerie Europa, Reston, VA.

2004 “Plein Air Warrenton, Demonstration and Exhibition, Warrenton , VA.

2004 “Two Artists”, Galerie Europa, Reston, VA.

2003 “Plein Air Warrenton”, Demonstration and Exhibition, Warrenton, VA.

2003 “Recent Works”, Berkley Gallery, Warrenton, VA.

2003 “Belle Grove Benefit”, Winchester, VA.

2002 “New Works”, Gallery One, Winchester, VA.

2002 “Aldie Art at the Mill”, Virginia Outdoor Foundation, Aldie, VA.

2001 “Christmas Studio Tour”, David Williams Studio, Millwood, VA.

2001 “Fall Art at the Mill”, Burwell Morgan Mill, Millwood, VA.

2001 “The Independents”, Buchanan Hall, Upperville, VA.

2001 “Belle Grove Benefit”, Claytonville, Millwood, VA.

2001 “Aldie Art at the Mill”, Virginia Outdoor Foundation, Aldie, VA.

2001 “Spring Art at the Mill”, Burwell Morgan Mill, Millwood, VA.

2000 “Collected Works”, Jubilee Gallery, Winchester, VA.

2000 “Fall Art at the Mill”, Burwell Morgan Mill, Millwood, VA.

2000 “Park Reflections”, The Carillon, Richmond, VA.

2000 “Spring Art at the Mill”, Burwell Morgan Mill, Millwood, VA.

1999 “Fall Art at the Mill”, Burwell Morgan Mill, Millwood, VA.

1999 “Park Reflections”, The Carillon, Richmond, VA.

1999 “Lewis and Clark Annual Exhibition”, Lewis and Clark Center for the Arts, Lewiston, ID.

1999 “Richmond Artists”, Touchstone Gallery, Washington, D.C.

1999 “As the River Flows: An Artistic Journey Along the James River”, Three Artist Exhibition,

Artspace Cooperative Gallery, Richmond VA.

1999 “Spring Art at the Mill”, Burwell Morgan Mill, Millwood, VA.

1999 “Richmond Artists”, Sycamore House Gallery, Harrisonburg, VA.

1999 “Spring Exhibition”, Artspace Cooperative Gallery, Richmond, VA.

1998 “Studio Walk”, Group Open Studio, Richmond, VA.

1998 “Fall Art at the Mill”, Burwell Morgan Mill, Millwood, VA.

1998 “Park Reflections”, The Carillon, Richmond, VA.

1998 “Benefit Exhibit”, Richmond Arts Collective, Richmond, VA.

1998 “Spring Art at the Mill”, Burwell Morgan Mill, Millwood, VA.

1997 “November Show”, Shockoe Bottom Arts Center, Richmond, VA.

1997 “Perry County Artists”, Capitol Rotunda, Harrisburg, PA.

1997 “Recent Works”, Two Artist Exhibition, Gallery of NVCC, Manassas, VA.

1997 “Fall Art at the Mill”, Burwell Morgan Mill, Millwood, VA.

1997 “Park Reflections”, The Carillon, Richmond, VA.

1997 “Spring Art at the Mill”, Burwell Morgan Mill, Millwood, VA.

1996 “Recent Paintings”, Two Artist Exhibition, NVCC, Manassas, VA.

1996 “Annual Member Exhibit”, Art Association of Harrisburg, Harrisburg, PA.

 

 

 

David Williams Painting Studio
David Williams Art Studio With Zinnias