The story of the development of architectural style in Newfoundland is one deeply influenced by topography and fishing, the main source of survival for its early settlers. Many houses are built on hillsides and cliffs by the sea.
Fashioned from 19th and early 20th century concepts of design and structure, homes, churches and even fishing sheds are today a tourist draw for Canada's eastern province.
In this series of paintings the artist shares with us, representations of historic biscuit and salt box houses, buildings with double front peaks, Victorian Mansard hipped gables and dormers for gazing upon Newfoundland’s picturesque scenery.
About the Artist
I grew up in Brigus, Newfoundland with a great appreciation for the beauty of my surroundings and a fascination with traditional Newfoundland architecture. While I have painted all my life for pleasure, I have only become a serious painter within the last ten years. It is Newfoundland I most like to paint.
I am captivated by the process of turning what I see into finished works of art. I use a camera to capture my subjects then translate them onto canvas in my studio.
Although I have lived in Toronto for many years, I return to Newfoundland as often as possible for inspiration. My paintings tend to evoke memories of earlier places and times, and for me fulfill a sense of the past, and reflect my love of that very special place.
David’s works have been shown in 34 art shows and galleries to date.