“The real purpose of painting is to give pleasure. My work is an expression of joy. Joy in color. Joy in gesture. Joy in the act of creating itself." - Artist David Skillicorn
American abstract painter David Skillicorn sees painting as pure celebration. Based in New York and Massachusetts, Skillicorn has dazzled clients with his luminous abstract artworks for more than 20 years.
He explores complex spatial and color relationships through the use of texture, organic line, and sensuous fields of color. In mixed media works on canvas, Skillicorn creates sophisticated, intuitive paintings alive with surface texture, lush paint of vibrant colors in bold strokes over atmospheric passages. Skillicorn’s paintings breathe elegance, calm, joy, and exquisite beauty.
Interestingly, Skillicorn is a veteran documentary filmmaker whose Emmy award winning career spanned some 20 years. It was through film and cinematography that the artist not only fine tuned his eye for artistic detail and composition, but uncovered a passion for painting. While filming a story about artists on Cape Cod, he met up with a master painter at dawn to document his artistic process. As Skillicorn filmed, the artist set up his blank canvas, and with just five or six strokes, created what Skillicorn called - “magic”. Though it had never occurred to him before, this single, artistic experience moved the filmmaker to himself become a painter.
Skillicorn pursued his passion, and for the past twenty years has been drawn to abstract painting because, for him, it is the most challenging, the most mysterious, and ultimately, the most magical. His work has been featured in Art New England, Artscope Magazine, Preview Magazine, Woven Tale Press, Studio Visit Magazine, Inspiration Magazine and many other publications, Skillicorn shows his work regularly at premiere galleries throughout the country and his paintings are part of innumerable public and private collections.