David Kirk

Watercolor and Gouache




I like to contemplate landscapes especially. I imagine that the effects and play of light upon the shapes and surfaces of the Eastern Sierra are as dynamic and fascinating as anywhere in the world and hence the subject for the majority of my work.

I like watercolor because of the medium’s ability to convey light and atmospheric effects and the often unpredictable interaction with the surface that it’s applied to. I also enjoy combining opaque mediums such as gouache, pen, and ink.

I find the Eastern Sierra an endless source of inspiration and am fortunate enough to have employment which entails caring for and often being outside in the landscape. Working to protect the landscapes that I draw inspiration from is fulfilling and symbiotic. The growing contingent of painters, photographers, sculptors, and other artists living here in the Eastern Sierra inspire me as well.