After about four years of my paintings growing and showing in several one-man exhibitions and gaining in value, 20 of my most prized paintings were stolen in a gallery robbery and distribute it into the market to turn a quick buck for the thieves.
To express to you that my abstract painting is a piece of my soul would be a gross understatement. The loss of these 20 paintings in such away was such a deep violation and it completely broke my heart. Thusly, with a very heavy heart I hung up my brushes and turned my efforts to my cartooning, always yearning and lining for “the one that got away”... my painting.
Through my iPad Pro I have rediscovered the wonderful natural joy for painting, and art, with as childlike a love as any one could possess.
So, I can pine no longer. It has been 20 years since I hung up my brushes, and it’s time to prime the canvas... restock the brushes and paints, pull up the easel.
I’m older. More seasoned. I’ve lived much more life. I’ve felt much more joy and experienced far more pain. And I’m still on the path to discovery and change with the artistic wonder of what’s around every corner.
It’s time to document my journey through my art in the most raw and vulnerable way I know how.. It’s time to paint again. I hope you’ll walk with me in this important journey of discovery. Maybe you’ll find yourself in the mirror of it, too. - David, December 11, 2019
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