David Kidd

Submerged Objects 01 & 02

  Submerged Objects 01 & 02
Acrylic on Canvas, 48 x 72

Summer Meditations

  Summer Meditations
Acrylic on Canvas, 48 x 72

Lengthening Shadows

  Lengthening Shadows
Acrylic on Canvas, 48 x 48

Surface Reflections Altered Over Time 04

  Surface Reflections Altered Over Time 04
Acrylic on Canvas, 24 x 48

Surface Reflections Altered Over Time 03

  Surface Reflections Altered Over Time 03
Acrylic on Canvas, 24 x 48

Reflections in The Water

  Reflections in The Water
Acrylic on Canvas, 48 x 48

Shadows in The Grove

  Shadows in The Grove
Acrylic on Canvas, 48 x 60

Silhouettes in The Mist 01

  Silhouettes in The Mist 01
Acrylic on Canvas, 48 x 36

Silhouettes in The Mist 02

  Silhouettes in The Mist 02
Acrylic on Canvas, 48 x 36

Morning Mist

  Morning Mist
Acrylic on Canvas, 48 x 48

Leaves on Water

  Leaves on Water
Acrylic on Canvas, 48 x 60

Morning Rain

  Morning Rain
Acrylic on Canvas, 48 x 48

Spring Rain

  Spring Rain
Acrylic on Canvas, 48 x 60

Mist

  Mist
Acrylic on Panel, 36 x 36

Isolated System

  Isolated System
Acrylic on Panel, 60 x 48

Leaves in Yellow

  Leaves in Yellow
Acrylic on Panel, 32 x 32

Botanical Image 14-2

  Botanical Image 14-2
Acrylic on Panel, 24 x 24

Differential Rotation

  Differential Rotation
Acrylic on Panel, 40 x 40

Strange Attractors

  Strange Attractors
Acrylic on Panel, 48 x 42

Submerged Objects 01 & 02 thumbnail
Summer Meditations thumbnail
Lengthening Shadows thumbnail
Surface Reflections Altered Over Time 04 thumbnail
Surface Reflections Altered Over Time 03 thumbnail
Reflections in The Water thumbnail
Shadows in The Grove thumbnail
Silhouettes in The Mist 01 thumbnail
Silhouettes in The Mist 02 thumbnail
Morning Mist thumbnail
Leaves on Water thumbnail
Morning Rain thumbnail
Spring Rain thumbnail
Mist thumbnail
Isolated System thumbnail
Leaves in Yellow thumbnail
Botanical Image 14-2 thumbnail
Differential Rotation thumbnail
Strange Attractors thumbnail

Artist Statement

My paintings are process driven. The physical act of applying paint has a strong influence on the direction that the painting will ultimately take. While I may have a general concept of what I hope to convey, my goal is to not allow that preconceived idea to limit or restrain the creative process. The repetitive and random application and removal of paint creates elements and patterns that serve as a visual road map. This layering, editing and re-editing functions as a meditative dialogue between me and the painting. I want the act of painting to be a journey of discovery, a balance between the urge to control the surface of the painting and the desire to allow mystery and unpredictability to enter into the process. By not assigning meaning, I hope to find meaning.