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David Sharpe

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An internationally known contemporary impressionist painter,David lives and works from his studio in Stratford Ontario.Raised in the West, David is an Honours  graduate of The Alberta College of Art and Design and worked as an illustrator before moving East to pursue an award-winning career in Advertising and Graphic Design. He has taught at the Ontario College of Art University and Concordia University as well as guest lectured at Queen's University , St. Lawrence College and Humber College Toronto. He is a founding member of The Ontario Plein Air Society.

Influenced by the early 20th Century British, American and Russian Impressionists, his  work has been celebrated  in a number of plein air exhibitions and is actively collected for it's strong interpretation of light, mood and atmosphere.

He says this about his work: "It's really all about light and mood. I'm trying to capture the subtle beauty and simple design of what I feel about what I see.
A collector once said to me 'David your work is more poetic than picturesque'-and I'm totally fine with that."

He is represented by galleries across Canada.

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