Personal vision, where form and depiction happen to be incidental to the embrace of place is at the core of this work. Painting becomes an elucidation of experiences with places I have come to know and value. Perceptual practice with the inestimable beauty found in nature inspires devotion in which the making of things becomes inevitable. Timelessness pervades, and the essence of integrity and tenacity---of paying attention---brings value to expression that is felt and persuasive. .
About David Coughtry:
David Coughtry is a painter and former professor of Art at Principia College. He earned his MA and MFA at The State University of New York at Albany, working with renowned painter Mark Greenwold and art historian Roberta Bernstein. Coughtry has presented numerous solo shows throughout the United States. He is a recipient of a Florida Fellowship in painting, and has participated in major traveling exhibitions such as "The New Response: Painters of the Hudson River," "The Artist as Native: Reinventing Regionalism," and "The Landscape of the Americas." He has completed many notable commissions and his art has been shown at various venues, including Middlebury College Museum; The Ringling Museum of Art; The Pennsylvania of Fine Art; The Albany Institute of History and Art; The Lowe Art Museum; among others. David Coughtry is a professional painter, maintaining a working studio and gallery in Alton IL.