David Skinner

David Skinner art, Santa Monica painter, transcendentalism artDavid Skinner’s contemporary images of the Californian landscape are derived from his deep respect for the legacy of the California Plein Air painters, and their noble portrayals of light and terrain. He pushes the boundaries of color and composition, thereby boldly defining his personal style within the genre while drawing upon the integrated traditions of the Bay Area Figurative and Abstract Expressionist movements. Skinner’s brushwork is loose yet representational- with several layers of paint applied closely to, and interacting with the canvas. Transient colors and edges suggest a leaning towards transcendentalism; renderings favor intuitive usage of color and perspective over straight objectivity.


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