David Land

“I have been an artist for over 30 years working with oils, gouache, photography, and mixed-media. I studied at Silvermine College of Art and Connecticut College. When the combination of digital photography and digital manipulation software arrived, I found the opportunities fantastic and unlimited.

I search for images that have texture, shape, and interest and use them to build my art. Whether I’m shooting objects in my studio or finding great textures, architecture, or landscapes in the field, I continue to build my photo stock to give me the raw materials necessary to allow me to complete my artistic visions.

When I switched from film to digital, the digital darkroom opened up whole new vistas for expressing my visual ideas.  My two main areas of focus, currently, are the reinvention of the still life and the re-imaging of the portrait.  My training as a painter is solidly reflected in my work as a digital photo artist. As a painter I built my canvases using layers upon layers to create the depth and complexity of the composition and the colors.  Each work required understanding about how each layer would interact with the paint beneath it. I use the same technique in my digital art.  I build the image using layers of images, colors, and textures to create my vision.

I continue to hone my craft shooting a variety of subjects. Equestrian, polo, landscape, and traditional portrait photography are some of the areas in which I work at constantly looking for a fresh approach, a new angle, or a new combination of styles to give my art a fresh and contemporary look while retaining a solid grounding in classic techniques.”


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