David Gallup

Mastering Color and Design

Instructor: David Gallup
Media: Oil Paint
Dates:  July 18–22, 2016 (M–F)
Class Size: Limited to 10 Students
Tuition: $825 (Plus $25 model fee due at class)

Please mark your Calendar for David Gallup’s Public Painting Demo on Sunday, July 17, 2016 at 6:30 pm.

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This workshop will be a great opportunity to study with David Gallup. Daily demos and lectures will expose you to classic and contemporary ideas on design, color, and concept, and individual instruction will be tailored to meet your personal goals as an artist. This workshop is for the experienced artist seeking greatness and facility in all aspects of outdoor and studio work, with and without figures. We will start on day-one with a discussion and examples of design and composition. 

David C. Gallup was determined to be an artist from early childhood, and spent many formative years sailing, surfing, and spear-fishing in the waters off of Southern California. Today, he has become an ambassador of coastal ecology through the arts. His paintings of the Channel Islands have earned him a special status with the National Park Service and The Nature Conservancy. Both organizations have helped him in his quest to bring the experience of the Channel Islands National Park and Marine Sanctuary to a nationwide museum audience in his forthcoming exhibition and book of his paintings from the park.  The islands and marine sanctuary inspired a series of paintings which were exhibited Frederick R. Weisman Museum of Art at Pepperdine University in Malibu in May 2011, and a book of the Channel Islands paintings, “David Gallup: California’s Channel Islands” was also published.

“David Gallup is a luminist in the classical definition of the word, with an ability to capture light in the landscape in a manner unmatched by most contemporary artists. In his paintings, something far greater than scenery is being recorded—it is a sense of place, the spirit of nature, and an impression of light that speaks directly to the soul of the viewer.”  ~ Allison Malafronte, Staff Writer for American Artist Magazine.

Gallup served as Vice-President of the California Art Club and member of their Board of Directors for 12 years and served as Gold Medal Artist’s Chairman from 2008- 2016. He is a Signature Member of the California Art Club.

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