Artist David Leadman

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The Artist Says:

"Painting is a process of problem solving.  It gets to a point where simplification is the only answer, and as I paint things out I watch the movement and balance shift until it's right."


David’s perception of beauty originates in the Middle East of the 1960’s and the woods and wildlife of his native West Virginia. A serendipitous word from a professor relieved David of the self-imposed requirement of a college degree and opened doors to full-time pursuit of the arts. Keys to all the studios meant 24 hour access to weaving, ceramics, printmaking, and painting. Settling down to an undying love of oils took years. A man of detail and precision, his tools are surprisingly unorthodox: razor blade, playing card, and sand paper. Each painting is woven, several layers exposed or hidden as the composition warrants. David’s work has an over-all elegance that is never by accident. Paintings that, in a reduced scale, appear whimsical possess the purposeful richness of subtle color, varying line treatment, and restrained texture.

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