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Art in Bloom Opening ReceptionApril 7, 2019 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm

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April 7, 2019 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm


April 7, 2019
11:00 am - 1:00 pm
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Riverdale Y Gallery 18
5625 Arlington Avenue
Bronx, 10471
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Art in Bloom Opening Reception

Oil Paintings by David Humphrey

David Humphrey’s oil paintings, in the style of contemporary realism, are straightforward interpretations and portrayals of a colorful range of subjects. His canvas is bold, clear, and bright. Alive with movement and color each work shares a point of view and tells a story.

“Lighthouse” gives us a view of a tall white lighthouse perched on a grassy cliff beaten by foamy surf below. Airborne gulls soar against an azure sky dotted with wind blown clouds. You can almost feel the salt spray. In “Let it Snow” a yellow cab sits alone and snow covered, stranded under snow laden branches with a hazy yellow dot of a sun poking through the trees. You guess its driver is is still in bed sleeping in on a snowy day. A plump and healthy looking “Monarch Butterfly” lands on a green leaf and dines on pink flower nectar. A warm and familiar sight to all.


David Humphrey was born on the island of Barbados. In 1968 he migrated with his family to New York. David studied illustration at the Parsons New School for Social Research, Studio Arts at CUNY-Lehman College and at the Art Students League of NY. He exhibited his artworks as a member of New Rochelle Art Association, New Rochelle Arts Council, Bell Harbor Art Association, Cornell University, Lehman College Art Gallery and the Bronx Council on the Arts Blue Bedroom Project. In addition to having his works widely exhibited, Mr. Humphrey has done several pieces on commission that reside in private collections. Dedicated to fostering arts in the community he has taught a young children’s workshop in “Painting Butterflies” and he has designed and painted a series of street murals at several venues.


Mr. Humphrey found his inspiration in the works of Norman Rockwell, Dali, and Thomas Kinkade. “I did not set out to create art about any particular topic or subject. I carry a sketch book with me at all times in which I make pictorial journals of the things around me. Using my skills and passion for painting realism in my illustrations I set out to create beautiful images of things I encounter in my daily life.”https://www.davidhumphreyart.com/


Set in a lively, well trafficked yet warmly intimate space at the Riverdale Y, Gallery 18 showcases the work of local artists representing a variety of media: oils, acrylics, pastels, photography, sculpture, pottery. A different artist is featured each month and all art is for sale with 20% of all proceeds going towards helping enhance Cultural Arts programming at the Y. An Artist’s Reception, hosted by the Riverdale Y, offers the public a chance to meet the artist and socialize with fellow gallery crawlers over light refreshments and treats.


For more information please contact Hal Katz at hal.katz@gmail.com, (347) 275-5459 or Maria Neuda at wordturner@cs.com, (718) 687-8025.