Lecture by David Dewey

David Dewey, painter, teacher, author, will lecture on: The Paradox of the Watercolor Medium, and, Recent Watercolors: Revisiting the Beginning.

The Paradox of the watercolor medium: The great American painter Charles Demuth once said that people should say when first seeing a good watercolor, “look at that.” Anyone who has picked up a brush an attempted to get that appealing “look” knows how difficult it is to achieve. While the medium’s immediacy is critical to its attraction, its fundamental nature and appeal lies deep within.

David will discuss the paradoxical nature of the watercolor medium that has been a central part of his work and teaching throughout his career.

Revisiting the Beginning: T. S. Elliot wrote, “…the end of our exploring shall be to arrive where we started and know the place for the first time.”

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In recent years, David has revisited and painted from the iconic locations in Maine that were influential to his monumental watercolors from the 1990’s to early 2000. He will discuss the past “in” present evolution of his recent work.