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David Crowell

Canton, United States

I am a lifelong resident of the Adirondack foothills and a passionate outdoorsman finding inspiration for many of my paintings in the...

A self-taught painter, I draw inspiration for my watercolours from the natural beauty of the Adirondacks, with a focus on local fish species. My love of fish as a subject stems from memories of growing up fly fishing with my Dad along secluded North Country trout streams.

Beyond the Adirondacks, travel to coastal Maine, Africa, Europe and beyond informs my work with different viewpoints.

I draw from traditions of Eastern art including Japanese woodblock prints and Sumi-e ink and wash painting. I have been fortunate to be able to study painting in China with a focus on landscapes.

I explore colour in my work, seeking to convey a feeling for the subject rather than a strictly naturalistic depiction. The prehistoric art of Ice Age Europe with its palette of earth tones and mineral pigments offers the challenge of working within a restricted colour space.

  • Joined: March 2012
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