David Welch

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The inspiration for my painting comes from the rhythms of nature, from the color and light of the natural world. Much of my work explores the extraordinary light and landscape of New Mexico, addressing relationships of earth and sky, as well as the more intimate, tended spaces of farms and gardens.

Among my frequent subjects are the farmers of Corrales and Albuquerque’s North Valley. I am interested in the gardener at work, the figure as a part of the landscape, humankind in harmony with nature. As an ardent naturalist and birder, I have traveled to wild habitats around the world, recording my observations in watercolor studies.

I grew up in Southern California, and studied art at Brown University and the Rhode Island School of Design. I share a light-filled studio with my wife, landscape artist Cynthia Wister. View new work on my website, www.davidwelchart.com

For studio appointments call: 505 463-1102.