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"Man with Pail"

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David Finnell - Man with Pail

David Finnell - Man with Pail

David Finnell - The Old Farmhouse

David Finnell - The Old Farmhouse

David Finnell - Railroad Bridge, Strasburg

David Finnell - Railroad Bridge, Strasburg

David Finnell - Distant Farm

David Finnell - Distant Farm

David Finnell‎ - Living on the Bend

David Finnell‎ - Living on the Bend

David Finnell - Shadows on Church Street

David Finnell - Shadows on Church Street

David Finnell - House in Woodstock

David Finnell - House in Woodstock

David Finnell‎ - Market Street Alley, Staunton

David Finnell‎ - Behind the Araby House, Monocacy Battlefield

David Finnell‎ - Standing in the Doorway

David Finnell - Exotic House

David Finnell - Exotic House

David Finnell - Tree in Albemarle

David Finnell - Tree in Albemarle

                                                     

                                                         ARTIST'S OFFICIAL BIO                                                                                                            http://davidfinnellwatercolors.com/about-david.html                                        

 

 

 

David Finnell's

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                                                   http://davidfinnellwatercolors.com                                              

 

By permission of the artist, The Cyber Art Show is pleased to feature the first of two 12-piece exhibitions of works by contemporary American landscape painter David Finnell (born 1952 in Independence, Missouri). 
 

In the late 1980s, David began taking watercolor classes at the Torpedo Factory in Alexandria, Virginia. Since then, he has taken workshops with acclaimed watercolorists Tom Lynch, Tony Van Hasselt, Frank Webb, Ron Ranson, Marilynne Bradley, Lee Heinsen-Ligocki, and Judi Wagner.

David enjoys the challenge, fun, and camaraderie of plein air painting. In 2015’s Easels in Frederick in Frederick, Maryland, David’s painting, “Shadows on Church Street,” took First Place honors in the non-juried category of the quick-draw competition. In 2013, 2014, and 2016, David was a juried artist in this same event. He has just been juried into Plein Air Richmond 2017.

David’s work appears regularly in regional art shows, including Waterford, Virginia, where his painting “Meandering down Main Street,” took both Best Watercolor and Best Waterford Scene in 2014.
 

David lives in the Shenandoah Valley of Virginia. He teaches English at Sherando High School in Stephens City.

Selected Highlights
 

2017

David has accepted into the Floyd (Virginia) Plein Air Festival (August 2017).


David has been juried into Plein Air Richmond (Virginia), which will take place 18-25 June. 


2016

In June, David participated as a juried artist in "Easels in Frederick" in Frederick, Maryland. He also painted in the Mountain Maryland's Quick Draw in Cumberland, Maryland, attending fellow watercolorist Mick McAndrews' demonstration after the event.

In July, David traveled to the Rockies and then to Santa Fe for two weeks of solo painting.
 

2015

In June of 2015, David won the Quick Draw (non-juried category) at "Easels in Frederick" with his watercolor "Shadows on Church Street."

2014

In July 2014, David traveled to the island of Alameda, across the bay from San Francisco, juried into the Frank Bette Paint-out there.  “It was my very first trip to California,” said David.  “When bystanders saw my name tag, which included my hometown, their first question was always, ‘What are you doing so far from home?’”  My answer was always, “Adventure!”

David took Honorable Mention in the Alameda event.   

In June of 2014, David participated in “Easels in Frederick,” the juried plein-air competition, in Frederick County, Maryland.  He was one of 30 national artists to be accepted into this event.  This was David’s second consecutive appearance.

 Gallery #501 

       April 24, 2017

Twelve Pieces by Contemporary Artist

                    David Finnell (Born 1952)

                     ARTIST'S STATEMENT


“My watercolors explore in a loose, impressionistic manner the happy collisions between the natural and the man-made – the dilapidated gray barn sinking into the dry weeds, the precision of a red-brick wall against the riot of wisteria, great billowing clouds over hard, thin rooflines. 

More so now, I paint outdoors.  There’s nothing quite as thrilling of being there with a palette, an easel, a mop brush, and blank paper.