MY END OF THE BRUSH

RECENT WORKS BY JOHN DAVID ANDERSON
DECEMBER 6-31, 2016

Gallery Note: “Few art shows elicit an audible gasp from viewers as they enter the gallery.  With five paintings sold in the first three days, this is one of those shows.”

Red Door Gallery is thrilled to be showing the work of John David Anderson.   John has been called “Today’s Tom Thompson” although he prefers to call himself a Canadian Contemporary Impressionist.  John says of his work:

“I paint because that’s what I do. I paint. Within me are ways of seeing which are mine although they are built upon many traditions from generations of artists and their practices long before me. Painting is a way for me to express  with a range of values, edges and colours an emotional response to light on surfaces in a space. The subject can be anything. Charles Hawthorne, a noted New England painter of  the 1920’s wrote that we have a duty to find beauty in the ordinary. I look for elements of beauty within anything that light touches.

My work evolved from an oil painter’s perspective of brush on canvas. I use paint tonally applied with rich colour and an impressionist character. The subject does not drive the composition for me but the light does. “