David Dewey paints small edgy studies and large, tour de force watercolors. His architectural and waterfront scenes pay attention to expenses of sky, clear light and shadow.
"Order and life, then and now, mastery and risk, all enliven and and balance one another" wrote Susan Larsen, formerly of the Whitney Museum of Art, about Deweys work.
"His compositions create tension between the seen and unseen, between the illusion of reality and the fact of invention" - Jessica Nicoll, curator of the Portland Museum of Art, Portland, Maine.
Dewey is the author of the acclaimed, THE WATERCOLOR BOOK - the definitive guide to material and techniques published in 1993. His work is held in significant public collections, including the Bowdoin College Museum of Art in Brunswick, ME, Frye Art Museum in Seattle, WA, the Farnsworth Art Museum in Rockland, ME, the Newport Art Museum in Newport, RI, the Portland Museum of Art, the Addison Museum of Art in Andover, MA and at Rider University in Lawrenceville, NJ. He was the co- founder and co-director of the Joseph A. Fiore Art Center at Rolling Acres Farm, Jefferson, Maine, Curator of The Firehouse Center Art Center in Damariscotta, and the author of NATURE OBSERVED: The Landscapes of Joseph Fiore, published in 2018.
Dewey exhibits his work in Maine at Caldbeck Gallery, Rockland, Maine.
David Dewey: Artist Lecture, November 2015, Lyme Center for Arts Programming at the university of New Haven. Video link.