David Welch Studio #10 8301 4th Street NW #11
The inspiration for my painting comes from the rhythms of nature, from the color and light of the natural world. Much of my work explores the extraordinary light and landscape of New Mexico. In oil paintings and plein air watercolors I address both grand expanses of land and sky, as well as the more intimate, domestic spaces of farms and gardens.
Among my frequent subjects are the farmers of Albuquerque’s North Valley, the Sandias, and the bounty of my own garden. I am interested in the gardener at work, the figure as a part of the landscape, man in harmony with nature. An ardent naturalist, I often travel to the tropics, recording my observations in watercolor. I am currently working on a new series of oils based on my travels in Africa and Latin America. I share a studio with my wife, artist Cynthia Wister. When you visit our studio, please take a walk in our garden as well.