David Sharpe is a contemporary impressionist painter living in Stratford, Ontario Canada.
Raised in the Canadian west, he is an honours graduate of the Alberta College of Art and worked as an illustrator before moving east to pursue an award winning career in Advertising and Graphic Design.
His work has been celebrated in a number of plein air exhibitions and is actively collected internationally.
He says this about his work: “I’m drawn more to the quiet corners of nature with their own subtle statements about light, mood and atmosphere. Like the original Tonalists, a lot of my works are ‘generalized’ landscapes which I think leave more to the imagination.
I’ve been told my work is more poetic than picturesque and I’m totally fine with that. A painting doesn’t have to shout to be heard”.
His workshop ‘Painting The Emotional Landscape’ is popular in Canada and the US.
He is represented by Village Studios and Shane Norrie Contemporary Gallery in Stratford Ontario and Mountain Galleries in Banff, Jasper and Whistler B.C. He invites you to his Facebook and Instagram pages and to visit his web page at http://www.sharpegallery.com
In closing: “I’d like to thank the ATS Executive for their vision and initiative in reawakening interest and continuing the tradition of the American Tonalism School that was and- as this exhibition shows-still is an important cornerstone of American painting.
It’s an honour and a privilege to be in this inaugural show.”