DAVID DEWEY paints small, edgy studies and large, tour de force watercolors. His Maine architectural and waterfront scenes pay attention to expanses of sky, clear light and shadow. “Order and life, then and now, mastery and risk, all enliven and balance one another,” wrote curator Susan Larsen, formerly of the Whitney Museum of Art. “His compositions create tension between the seen and unseen, between the illusion of reality and the fact of invention,” writes Jessica Nicoll, curator of the Portland Museum of Art in Maine. He is the author of THE WATERCOLOR BOOK published by Watson-Guptil Publishers. His paintings are in collections around the country, including Bowdoin College Museum in Brunswick, ME, Frye Art Museum in Seattle, WA, The Farnsworth Art Museum in Rockland, ME, Newport Art Museum in Newport, RI, The Portland Museum of Art in Portland, ME, Addison Museum of American Art in Andover, MA, and Rider University in Lawrenceville, NJ. David is the Co-director of the Joseph A. Fiore Art Center at Rolling Acres Farm, Jefferson, Maine.
Dewey will exhibit a body of work produced in the late 1970s, oils on masonite and canvas, in the Caldbeck summer season 2019. Rarely shown before in Maine, this work in oil offers a significant insight into Dewy’s development as a painter.