David Brewster


David Brewster

Fearless Painting

May 5, 7:00 pm Lecture: “Art is a Habit of Being”
part of the OXBOW GALLERY Lecture Series

MAY 6, 7, 8 Friday – Sunday 2016

An outdoor three day painting workshop will take place in the urban streets of downtown Holyoke.

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“Fearless Painting” with DAVID BREWSTER


Open to All Levels

Painter and PAFA alumnus David Brewster executes his theatrical interiors and landscapes in one swift pass, with the graphic urgency of improvisational response informing the energy of the mark. Join Brewster in this two-day workshop to refresh your technique and explore new modes of transcribing subject matter through a rapid, painterly approach.

Working from a provocative “still-life landscape” created from found objects, and inspired by views of the city, students will educe the expressive qualities of light, color, and form, with an eye to both representation and abstraction. Central to this visual literacy is an enlightened response to nature, emphasizing a maximum of imagination and a minimum of intrusion. Instruction will support each participant’s current style while encouraging a fearless approach to executing new work. A pleasurably adventurous workshop for painters and artists of all subject matter seeking to invigorate their art-making!

Born in Baltimore in 1960, David Brewster earned his MFA from the University of Pennsylvannia in 1988, and has since been invited to paint, lecture, and exhibit throughout the United States, Europe and Asia. Brewster’s work has been the subject of over 25 solo gallery exhibitions, and has been reviewed in Art in America, Art New England, Art Scope, The Philadelphia Inquirer, The Boston Globe and The Baltimore Sun. He’s represented in private and museum collections including the Berman Museum, the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, The Orton Foundation, Princeton University Art Museum, the Pennsylvania State Museum, the Wharton School of Business, the W.P. Carey School of Business at Johns Hopkins University, Brown Advisory in Baltimore, MD, and the Museum of Contemporary Art in Bangkok, Thailand.

He has received numerous awards including grants from the Pollock-Krasner Foundation and the Taconic Berkshire Foundation, as well as fellowships at the Ballingen Arts and Klots foundations. He’s represented by Chase Young Gallery, Boston, MA; Gross McCleaf Gallery, Philadelphia, PA; and C. Grimaldis Gallery, Baltimore, MD.

Brewster is currently preparing for a retrospective and commission from the Maryland Historical Society entitled “Maryland’s Current Social History Then and Now” scheduled to open in 2017.

David Brewster’s Website davidbrewsterfineart.com