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|David Williams is a painter in the American Impressionist
tradition. Born in Washington, DC. and raised in Virginia, he
paints landscape, still-life and marine subjects, which he regards as
an exploration of beauty, color and simplified form. |
began studying through private instruction around the age of ten;
later, while attending art school, he stumbled upon a book The Pleasures of Painting Outdoors,
which would become the starting point for a new direction. With
book in hand, he set out to teach himself plein-air painting.
Painting in the open air and directly translating a subject from
nature is where David continues to find inspiration. Large scale studio
works are later developed using plein air paintings as reference.
After thirteen years working as a professional artist,
Williams has paintings in collections throughout the United
States. His work has appeared in magazine and newspaper articles,
featured in twelve solo exhibitions and included in over seventy group
In 2009 David Williams relocated to California to paint
and revel in the beauty of the Golden State. He lives in San Luis
Los Angeles Academy Of Figurative Art
Scottsdale Art School
Northern VA Community College
Virginia Museum Studio
Studied with: "Sunny" Apinchapong-Yang, Camille Przewodek, Sherrie McGraw, Gay Faulkenberry, Jove Wang
2007, Editors Oil Painters of America - Sixteenth Annual National Juried Exhibition, Whistle Pik Galleries, 80 pages (color), Exhibition Catalog
Exhibition Record (Museums, Institutions and Awards):
2009 Peoples Choice Award, San Luis Obispo Museum of Art, Plein Air SLO.
2009 Artists Choice Award San Luis Obispo Museum of Art, Plein Air SLO.
2007 July, Academy Art Museum, Plein Air Easton Competition and Exhibition.
2003 November, The Phillips Collection Fundraiser, Washington Exhibition.
Exhibition Record (Galleries and Art Shows):
2009 December, “California Dreaming”, Berkley Gallery, Warrenton VA.
2008 November, “Light Effects”, Berkley Gallery, Warrenton, VA.
2007 August, “Late Summer Afternoon”, Warm Springs Gallery, Warm Springs VA.
2004 April, “Recent Works” Berkley Gallery, Warrenton, VA.
2003 April, “From The Studio”, Gleedsville Gallery, Leesburg, VA.
2002 October, “Alla Prima”, Longview Gallery, Sperryville, VA.
2001 September, “Still-life And Virginia Landscapes”, Longview Gallery, Sperryville, VA.
2001 August, "New Works", Preston House Art and Antiques, Gloucester, VA.
2000 August, “Scenes of Summer”, Jubilee Gallery, Winchester, VA.
2000 March, “The Still-Life”, Gallery of NVCC, Manassas, VA.
1998 September, “New Paintings”, Gallery of NVCC, Manassas, VA.
1997 March, “New Paintings”, NVCC, Manassas, VA.
Selected Group Exhibition:
2010 June, "Follow the River", Studios on the Park, Paso Robles, CA.
2009 May, "Joie de Vivre", Caulfield Gallery, Washington, VA.
2009 April, "New England Harbors", Berkley Gallery, Warrenton, VA.
2008 September, "Plein Air San Luis Obispo", SLO Art Center, San Luis Obispo, CA.
2008 September, “Art of Living”, Gallery at Rich Designs, Colorado Springs, CO.
2007 June,“Pride of Place”, Riverbend Fine Art, Marble Falls, TX.
2007 May, “Oil Painters of America”, Whistlepik Gallery, Fredericksburg, TX.
2007 February, “Portrait Exhibition”, Virginia Museum Studio Gallery, Richmond, VA.
2006 December, “Less Is More”, Laguna Plein Air Painters Association, Laguna Beach, CA.
2006 October, “Land And Sea”, Berkley Gallery, Warrenton, VA.
2006 May, “Spring Exhibit”, Richland Fine Art, Nashville, TN.
2005 June, “The Still-Life”, Galerie Europa, Reston, VA.
2003 September, “Recent Works”, Berkley Gallery, Warrenton, VA.
2002 November, “New Works”, Gallery One, Winchester, VA.
2001 September, “The Independents”, Buchanan Hall, Aldie VA.
1999 July, “Annual Exhibition”, Lewis and Clark Center for the Arts, Lewiston, ID.
1999 June, “Richmond Artists”, Touchstone Gallery, Washington, DC.
1999 May, “Journey Along the James River”, Artspace Co-op Gallery, Richmond, VA.
1998 August “Park Reflections”, The Carillon, Richmond, VA.
1997-2008, “Art at the Mill”, Burwell Morgan Mill, Millwood, VA.
1996 September, “Annual Member Exhibit”, Art Association of Harrisburg, Harrisburg, PA.
California Art Club
Oil Painters Of America
American Impressionist Society
Laguna Plein Air Painters Association
Magazine and Newspaper References:
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 Sherwood.
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