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David Haughton | Island Paintings II
March 5, 2020 @ 12:00 pm - March 28, 2020 @ 5:00 pm
Gallery 110 is pleased to present Island Paintings II, landscapes of the British Columbia and Washington coasts by David Haughton.
“There is something intensely evocative about islands: each its own world, distinct yet familiar. Traveling the waters between them by ferry or small boat, one thrums with anticipation of a new land to explore, and the new loves and adventures one may experience.
Work on these island paintings began over a decade ago, but I can trace their true origin back to 1975, voyaging alone for the first time, free camping on ridges overlooking the Aegean and its many islands, experiencing the joy and wonder of each dawn. Over the decades, with backpack and by bicycle, I explored most of the Greek islands, painting as I went. I am now working my way around the isles of British Columbia — and Washington State.
My mother’s mother came from the Greek island of Naxos. I have “island” in my DNA.”
— David Haughton
David A. Haughton was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1956 and moved to Canada in 1991. He has been exhibiting for over thirty years. Haughton has extensively painted the wild west coast of British Columbia with its stormy clouds, turbulent waters and ships at sea. Other recent series explore the power of media photos of “bad guys” to provoke our fears, and reflect on the way these images trigger our innate survival skills.
Haughton has exhibited in Zurich, Boston, New York City, Los Angeles, Seattle and Vancouver, and his work hangs in private and corporate collections worldwide.
View from Above XI (with seaplane window)
Acrylic on Multimedia Artboard, 2019
22 x 30 inches