David Peacock lives on a lake in northern Wisconsin with his wife, dog and several cats. He received an MFA in Painting from The University of Texas at Austin as well as a BFA in Painting and BS in Geology both from Florida State University in Tallahassee. He has taught art at the college level and exhibited nationally. His work is included in many private and corporate collections. In addition to painting and often combined with it his other interest includes hiking, canoeing, snowshoeing and camping.

Artist’s Statement

Most of my work is focused on landscape painting, either depictions of the natural world or scenes from around the town near where I live in Northern Wisconsin. When people ask how I chose what to paint I usually say it is just whatever I find that seems interesting. That often means a scene from the natural world. Images of water, rock formations, growth and decay, and of course the light that unifies everything we see all tend to keep showing up in my work. Some of the subjects may be large or grand in scale while others are small incidental views that catch my attention. Whatever I select to paint, whether large or small I always want the viewer to feel a sense of poetry and unity that I see in the subject at hand.

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