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Don’t Paint Yourself Into a Corner

$3,800.00

Oil by David Andrews
(60 in. x 48 in.)

“For most of my adult life I’ve explored photography as an art form, but it wasn’t until the summer of 2013 before I began to use the subject matter of my photos as references in my oil paintings. I wanted more than what a photo allowed. With oil painting, it has given me the ability to experiment further with the use of textured surfaces, color, and form.

This piece is called “Don’t Paint Yourself Into a Corner”. I conceptually thought about this piece in 2020, then shortly there after created it. The original idea behind this painting was to create a piece that would embody whom I wanted to become as painter, and part of this was to never allow myself to be boxed in, with many options for escape and or ability to maneuver. Since I have many different interest in my personal life, so do I in artistic style and expression.

Painting in various styles and techniques might seem unconventional, or “all over the place,” as an artist friend describes it. However, I believe the opposite is true because it has broken down any barriers that can sometimes stifle future undiscovered creativity.

As an experimentalist, I enjoy exploring various styles and techniques, contemporary, modernism, impressionism, and conceptualism among them. I am especially interested in abstract expressionism, as it allows to adopt hidden symbolism into complex imagery with the ability to incorporate geometric elements such as cubes, angles and curved lines etc.

In all my years as an artist, I have never once fantasized about selling my work. It was too precious to me, too close to who I am. But I’ve reached a point in my life now where I’ve embraced the reality that it’s better to let my paintings go to people who’ll value them, than to continue to keep them for my families enjoyment alone.

In the end, the parts of me that will endure are my children and my art, so I’ve aspired to create work with nothing less than immortality in it. In other words, I’m painting for those who so treasure my work that they too will pass it down, as heirlooms for future generations to enjoy.”

Artwork purchased online may be picked up at the St. Augustine Art Association (22 Marine Street) on or after September 30 during regular gallery hours (Tuesday through Sunday, 12:00 – 4:00pm) or shipped to the buyer (ALL SHIPPING COSTS TO BE PAID BY THE BUYER). 

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Artwork purchased online from the Annual Fall Members Show may be picked up at the St. Augustine Art Association (22 Marine Street) on or after September 30 during regular gallery hours (Tuesday through Sunday, 12:00 – 4:00pm) with a copy of your receipt, or shipped to the buyer (ALL SHIPPING COSTS TO BE PAID BY THE BUYER). Please contact STAAA to arrange: info@staaa.org or (904) 824-2310 (Mon-Fri).

Additional information

Dimensions 60 × 48 in

GALLERY WILL BE CLOSED

Due to the path of Hurricane Ian, the St. Augustine Art Association will be closed Wednesday, September 28th through Sunday, October 2nd.

ARTISTS: If you have not picked up your work from the Fall Members Show, you may do so next week.

The Receiving dates for the Tactile Show remain the same:
Tuesday, October 4 (11:30am – 5:30pm)
Wednesday, October 5 (11:30am – 5:30pm)
Installation will be on Thursday, October 6

The gallery will re-open to the public on Friday, October 7th as we debut the Tactile Art Show and St. Augustine Camera Club Members Show. Join us that evening for First Friday Art Walk, 5:00 – 8:00 PM!