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'I believe that as an artist, it is not my purpose to dictate what the viewer sees on the canvas, but rather to pose a question that causes them to seek an answer within themselves. Each individual brings their own life experiences into the decision, and for each of them the meaning is truly unique. My passion lies in reaching that inner self, and drawing it into, and out of, my art. My goal is to create a moment that touches their soul.'
David J. Fedeli (Born, 1959) - Largely a self-taught artist, David demonstrated natural artistic abilities at a very young age, having his sketches publicly displayed from the early age of 10.
From his early childhood into his early 20's, David was primarily creating Pencil sketches and Pen & Ink illustrations, mostly portraiture work. He studied Graphic Arts & Fine Arts in San Diego while working as a Graphic Designer. Discontent with the slow pace of the classroom, he abandoned school and continued working in the Graphic Arts industry. He continued to focus on developing his technical skills and worked successfully as a free-lance designer and industry professional. Throughout this period, his artwork took on many forms, as he was striving to find the right outlet for his creativity. It was during this time that he began painting with Acrylics, Watercolors and Airbrush.
In 2000, he met and became friends with a well-known American artist with an international reputation, who provided David with the direction and focus he had been seeking for so long. David studied one-on-one with the master oil painter for 4 years, until his passing. He reflects that during this time, he learned more about the world of art, both the mental aspect and physical skills, than he had learned in all his years of school.
David spent the next 5 years working to attain a level of skill that his mentor would have approved of, and only began producing work for public display in late 2008, when he felt this objective had been met. David's style reflects what he learned, falling into the category of surrealism and neo-romanticism. All of his training and disciplines have lead him to realize his true passion, which is painting with Oils. It is here that he feels most content, and he is committed to living this method of expression for many years to come.
Throughout his lifetime, David has made many trips to the San Francisco Bay area in California, and has found a great deal of inspiration there. This area remains one of his favorite places to go when he needs to refresh himself and regain his artistic composure. He has also made numerous trips into Yosemite Valley and to the top of Half Dome as a means to remain engaged with nature. In the future, he would like to visit many 'old world' destinations, including Italy, Spain, Greece, Jerusalem and the Middle East to find inspiration and insight for new projects.
In 2006, David moved to Colorado, and has found great joy in the abundance of nature and wildlife, as well as the changing of the seasons. He believes that this move to a much more relaxed community, more in harmony with nature, is what finally allowed him to complete his journey of learning and begin to publicly display his work. As his journey of creation continues, it is his fervent desire to bring many more art observers into his unique universe, and along for the ride.
Leap of Faith Gallery ~ Fort Collins, CO
Miners Alley Playhouse / Lakewood Arts Council ~ Golden, CO
Gallery Cuvee ~ Denver, CO
The Peanut Gallery ~ Denver, CO
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