Sara R here. Welcome to the grand opening of Gallery Kos. Tonight we are featuring the work of David Woodward (our own DavidW), an artist working in watercolor and oil in south Florida. Below the fold, David will describe and show his work. Do note that David takes commissions and would be happy to do portraits or scenes for you. His portraits of pets are particularly charming and make great gifts.
Our event tonight will be catered by newpioneer, Chef of Bocatta Bistro in Puerto Rico. As you look through the paintings tonight, canapes will be passed around -- help yourself! Also help yourself to beer, wine or mineral water on the sideboard.
Newpioneer's sushi platter -- help yourself!
Ulookarmless has chosen tonight's music selection:
Let's start with some upbeat reggae, doo-wop reggae at that
Galerie de David Woodward aka DavidW
Shortly after moving to Orlando in 1984 I decided to go to Europe. At the time I felt time was short. Three places I wanted to visit the most were Florence, Paris, and Amsterdam. In Florence, I was climbing Giotto’s bell Tower at The Duomo and as I was climbing it, near the top the bells started ringing. It was noon and they rang twelve times. The sound was incredible. I was alone in that tower and for some reason I ran to the top as fast as I could. I could see all of Florence from the top. It was an amazing inspiration.
Then in Paris I marveled the most at the impressionist’s work at the Musée d'Orsay. And in Amsterdam I wept during a tour of the Van Gogh Museum. I was 33.
It was when I returned home that I decided to start painting. I painted for a few years in a small class in Delray, then took several years off. Since then I have taken up painting again and I feel it is one of the things that keep me alive. I lose myself in my painting. Won't you join me after the cheesy poof below to see some of my work...
So immediately after coming to Delray in 1992, I painted this, my first painting:
Let Stan Getz play as you look through the gallery
Through my travels and moving around, these are some of the oils that followed:
Canape? Enjoy some Chorizo al Vino with Fried Plantains
And some scenes from around here in South Florida:
And then a portrait of Frank of course:
So flash forward to the last couple years, I have started doing watercolors and enjoy it very much, and my work has taken a new direction. A friend built me a website here:
David Woodward Gallery where you will find more of my work and a pricing schedule. I enjoy doing all sorts of subject matter, pets, people, places, and also do commissions.
I will close out here with my newer work, which are watercolors on Yupo paper.
What would a gallery in the south be without music from the great Louis Armstrong:
I understand that David is a fan of Morrissey and the Smiths, so we end the evening with one of my favorites from the 80's:
There are lots more where these came from! Please check out my website:
Thank you for checking out my Gallery. I look forward to seeing more work from my fellow artists in the Gallery Kos!
And for dessert...