David Welch Studio #4 8301 4th Street NW #11
David’s inspiration comes from the rhythm and structure of nature. He uses light and color relationships to celebrate the vitality of the natural world. Traveling to wilderness areas around the globe, he records his experiencess in plein air watercolors and photographs. These images become the source material for oil paintings developed in the studio.
David is also attracted to the tended landscape, to the lush, well-crafted worlds of farmers and gardeners. His paintings of farmers in the Rio Grande Valley and gardeners in France focus on the the dignity of labor, the gardener at work, and the figure as part of the landscape. They convey a vision of humankind in harmony with nature.
David grew up in Southern California and studied art at Brown University and the Rhode Island School of Design. He has taught art for many years, most recently at Albuquerque Academy. He shows at Corrales Bosque Gallery and by appointment at his studio in Los Ranchos.