Gallery Artists > Dave Wade Biography :

Dave Wade (b. 1952)  Artworks >>

The artist states; "I began my art carreer in 1976 when I sold my first painting to my friends' father. I have been painting full time since. In the early days I painted for the Elk, Sheep and Deer foundations. Some of those prints are available on this site. Throughout my painting career my art has gone through many changes and improvements. I really love to paint animals very accurately but "loosely" and "painterly", with almost an impressionistic style. I spent my early days as a hunter, spending so much time in the wild, in all seasons, watching the patterns, characteristics and habits of all wild animals. Now I do not hunt, but feel I've gained important knowledge about my subjects. I am a photographer now and use my research in my paintings. I find I am most inspired by the colors at first and last light and try to portray that excitement in my work. The people who purchase my art tell me that my work moves them in such a way as to remind them of a place they once were or a specific feeling of the outdoors and how thrilled they were when they've come upon an animal in the wild. My art is included in many different art shows and galleries and workshops now and I strive to keep those same excited feelings happening in all of my pieces. My greatest influences were that of Bob Kuhn and Ken Carlson. I am in awe of their work, always, and have enjoyed getting to know these fine artists. I love to teach and my studio is open to those who sincerely want to learn." SOURCE; The Artist's Website.

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