David Joyner

David Joyner likes his wildlife in bold, primary colors. The vibrant reds, blues, and yellows of his textured acrylic paintings will jump right off the canvas and into your living room.

How would you describe your style?

My artwork style can be described as realism with a heavy dose of imagination.

What subjects do you enjoy working on?

 My favorite subject matter are animals and the natural habitats they live in. I will paint most anything that I am requested to paint, though. 

What medium(s) do you work in?

My favorite medium is acrylic paint, graphite and charcoal pencils.

How has your process evolved?

My process has evolved by using more complimentary colors beside each other. I love the contrast this brings to a painting. I have also learned that an animal with a messy hairdo (or “furdo”) can be more interesting than a perfect beauty salon look. 

What got you started creating art?

My mother always encouraged me to create art as a little boy. I only drew with pencils until about 38 years of age, when I started painting.

What artists influence your work?

I love Victor Gabriel Gilbert’s paintings. One of my favorite paintings is Jehan-Georges Vibert’s “Gulliver and The Lilliputions.” His use of perspective is nearly perfect. Thomas Cole’s “The Course of Empire: The Consumation of Empire” is a good example of using reflections to create depth. As for wildlife art, I admire Carl Rungius and Carl Brenders.

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