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November 2013

Elder Gallery in Charlotte, NC, Features Works by David Skinner

Elder Gallery in Charlotte, NC, will present My Irish Love Affair, featuring landscapes from Ireland by David Skinner, on view from Nov. 1 - 30, 2013. A reception will be held on Nov. 1, from 5-8pm.

Skinner is always up for an adventure. In his early years he traveled in India and Sri Lanka before returning to the United States to live in New York City. The city got the best of him and he moved west to Venice Beach, CA, married and had two children. Wanderlust got the best of him, so he applied for a residency program at Burren College of Art in Ballyvaughn, Ireland.

After being chosen for the residency program late in 2012, he loaded up his family and moved to County Claire, Ireland, where he has fallen in love with the land and its people.

“When David announced that he was moving to Ireland for a 9 month stay I was puzzled since he had built such a successful career in the United States,” says Elder Gallery owner, Larry Elder. “Seeing his excitement about the opportunity to live abroad I suggested he consider creating a body of work that would capture the beauty of the Irish landscape.” Skinner has done just that and returns home for a short visit to attend the opening of his show, My Irish Love Affair, at Elder Gallery and to visit with family.

The time in Ireland proved to have a profound effect on the artist. “The freshness of the landscape is invigorating. I can’t wait for morning to continue my work” says Skinner. “Back home I enjoyed painting the coastline of California and the Blue Ridge landscape but being able to learn from the land, as it seems to speak to me, is an amazing thing.”

Approximately forty paintings will be included in Elder Gallery’s exhibition and an online catalogue will be available for viewing during the duration of the show. The artist will conduct a gallery talk on opening day to share his experiences and to discuss the opportunity he has been presented that is strongly affecting his career.

For further information check our NC Commercial Gallery listings, call the gallery at 704/370-6337 or visit (www.elderart.com).

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