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David on painting

 

Walking into the natural world, sun on the brow, wind through the hair is what many spend all week working towards. Add to this a backpack stuffed with paint and brushes and sunscreen and all the other materials of plein air painting and you start to see the delight which can be a painter's journey. When I was young at painting, first starting out, the goal for a painting was often about forcing a subject to work within the boundaries of a canvas, combined with the abilities in hand. After years of painting on location, the much more subtle relationship of coaxing the scene to reveal its true nature has become a daily conversation with the world.

Now, time spent in observation of the world allows a kind of gentle prayer to be delivered on the wind, watching as sea grasses bend and birds glide silently above treetops. The soul of the world is thus revealed and the first brushstrokes are laid down on canvas.

About David

 

David Williams’ paintings are about beauty found in the everyday, the overlooked and the places we hold important. His works are lush, vibrant views of the world around us. Often painted in the out of doors, or en plein air, and using a limited palette of three to five colors, his paintings achieve both solidity and an ethereal sense of light.

     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 his youth color his work to this day, forming the foundation of a lifetimes interest in nature and art.

     At the urging of his family, David began private art classes around the age of ten. Always pulled by art, he would go on to study drawing and painting in college, art academy and through artist mentor studies with leading artists, including Jove Wang, Sunny Apinchapong-Yang, Sherrie McGraw, Gay Faulkenberry and Camille Przewodek.

     David’s paintings have been awarded a number of prizes, including artist’s choice and collectors choice, they have appeared in newspaper and magazine articles and are included in corporate and private collections throughout the United States.

     David continues to find inspiration from a daily dedication to plein air and studio painting.  

 

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

 

 

Group  Exhibition

 

2014

"Art of the Piedmont", Middleburg, Community Center, Middleburg, VA.

"Upperville Art Show", Trinity Episcopal Church, Upperville, VA.

2013

"Miniature Masterworks", Live an Artful Life Gallery, The Plains, VA.

"66th Annual Piedmont Regional Art Show", Grace Episcopal Church, Group Exhibition, The Plains, VA.

"Art In The Burg", New Paintings displayed throughout Middleburg, Middleburg, VA.

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

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

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

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

2012

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

“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.

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

“Art in the Park”, Paso Robles, CA.

2009

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

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

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

2008

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

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

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

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

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

“Belle Grove Benefit”, Winchester, VA.

2007

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

“Belle Grove Benefit”, Winchester, VA.

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

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

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

2006

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

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

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

"Summer Show”, Crossroads Art Center Gallery, Richmond, VA.

“Belle Grove Benefit”, Winchester, VA.

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

2005

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

“Summer Art”, Galerie Europa, Reston, Virginia.

“Plein Air Painters Weekend”, Galerie Europa, Reston, Virginia.

2004

“Recent Work”, Galerie Europa, Reston, Virginia.

“Plein Air Warrenton, Demonstration and Exhibition, Warrenton , Virginia.

"Two Artists”, Galerie Europa, Reston, Virginia.

“Plein Air Warrenton”, Demonstration and Exhibition, Warrenton, Virginia.

“Recent Works”, Berkley Gallery, Warrenton, Virginia.

2003

“Belle Grove Benefit”, Winchester, Virginia.

2002

“New Works”, Gallery One, Winchester, Virginia.

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

2001

“Christmas Studio Tour”, David Williams Studio, Millwood, Virginia.

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

“The Independents”, Buchanan Hall, Upperville, Virginia.

“Belle Grove Benefit”, Claytonville, Millwood, Virginia.

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

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

2000

“Collected Works”, Jubilee Gallery, Winchester, Virginia.

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

“Park Reflections”, The Carillon, Richmond, Virginia.

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

1999

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

“Park Reflections”, The Carillon, Richmond, Virginia.

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

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

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

Artspace Cooperative Gallery, Richmond Virginia.

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

“Richmond Artists”, Sycamore House Gallery, Harrisonburg, Virginia.

“Spring Exhibition”, Artspace Cooperative Gallery, Richmond, Virginia

1998

“Studio Walk”, Group Open Studio, Richmond, Virginia.

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

“Park Reflections”, The Carillon, Richmond, Virginia.

“Benefit Exhibit”, Richmond Arts Collective, Richmond, Virginia.

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

1997

“November Show”, Shockoe Bottom Arts Center, Richmond, Virginia.

“Perry County Artists”, Capitol Rotunda, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania.

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

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

“Park Reflections”, The Carillon, Richmond, Virginia.

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

1996

“Recent Paintings”, Two Artist Exhibition, NVCC, Manassas, Virginia.

“Annual Member Exhibit”, Art Association of Harrisburg, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania.

 

 

 

Bibliography

 

July 2013, Middleburg Life, "Illusions of Reality", by Lauren Giannini.

September 2010, San Luis Obispo Tribune, “Plein Air Painting With David Williams” by Patrick 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 by Catherine Woodson.

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

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

November 2002, Rappahannock Times, Alla Prima Paintings by Ruth Bigelson.

August 2001, Rappahannock Times, David Williams - In Touch With The Art Spirit by Barbara

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