Art is Freedom
July 3 - July 28, 2019
Friday, July 12, 2019; 6-8 pm
627 E. Broadway, Alton, IL 62002
2019 Cedarhurst Biennial
July 27- October 6, 2019
Saturday, July 27, 2019; 6:30-8:30 pm
2600 E. Richmond Rd., Mt. Vernon, IL 62864
My involvement in drawing and painting birds started in college. As most undergraduates, I had been experimenting with different media and techniques trying to find my niche. When my BFA show approached, I decided I needed a central theme for the exhibit. After reviewing my portfolio, I felt the work that featured our fine, feathered friends had been my strongest. Most of my pieces had a nature-based narrative, so it seemed like a good fit.
Over time, my interests progressed and evolved. In addition to the studio work, I started bird-watching and doing nature photography as well. As a result, a variety of different series of work have developed over the years. Each distinctive, but all still linked by the subject matter.
I enjoy both the creative and technical aspects of making art. Technically, I continually investigate elements of composition. Creatively, I try to develop ideas unique to my personality.
After more than 25 years, I still have an enthusiasm for the topic, and I try to capture that excitement in each and every one of my compositions.
David M. Yates 2019