|River Glow, acrylic on canvas, 24 X 36"|
As Joni Mitchell sings “We can't return we can only look behind from where we came” and it is that glance back to where he came that enlivens and engages David Bottini’s dreamlike landscapes. His crystalline focus and saturated palette draw a viewer into a place that arouses a specific memory and time for each viewer. This group of paintings evokes the power of memories; where you look and are entranced, where your sharp-focus memory of a past time merges with the paint and canvas in your immediate view.
David Bottini’s grouping of “Seasons and Light” paintings are on exhibit at Gallery 141 on Water Street in downtown Lancaster.
Before dedicating his full time to his studio work, Bottini earned the title of “Master Teacher” during his tenure as Visual Art Department Chair at the Madeira School in McLean, Virginia.
Mr. Bottini's work projects his passion for landscape and atmospheric effect, as inspired by his Italian grandfather, Gabriel, from whom the artist derived his painting signature. David’s classic realism is honed in a focused studio process and his goal of capturing a specific moment of solitude within nature aligns his approach within the Romantic tradition.
|Summer Morning Shimmer, acrylic on linen, 30 X 40"|
His work as a painter and a freelance designer has involved local shows, workshops, adult classes, and teaching as adjunct college faculty. For the past 20 years, David has focused on his passion for landscape and atmospheric effect. He lives and works in Central Pennsylvania.
He uses the painting signature "Gabriel" as a dedication to the enduring affects of his Italian grandfather (Gabriel Bottini) on his interest in nature and appreciation of the world around him. His landscapes are signed Gabriel with David's signature on the back of each work. David’s work is in art galleries in Santa Fe, Washington, D.C., Lancaster, & Philadelphia and private collections throughout the US.