Artist Statement: David Peterson, Sacramento artist, is in a hurry. Recently renewing himself with the passion to paint that he had as a 19-year-old, and in spite of a full-time job, volunteering for Sacramento Valley School, and various art organizations, he finds time to paint hundreds of paintings a year, outdoors.
Inspired by Henry Fukuhara, mentored by Woody Hansen, encouraged by family and friends, David’s painting is maturing and he is making his artistic statement. David portrays the familiar scenes of our neighborhood in a humorous and enigmatic way. He shows you California landmarks differently, simply, and in a unique manner. The artist has paintings in private collections locally, in Southern California and the East coast.
Since 2003 the artist has been accepted into dozens of state-wide juried shows and has won over three dozen awards. He is currently President of WASH, Inc., Sacramento’s watercolor club. David is a signature member of Northern California Arts, (NCA). Currently, David’s works are available at Blue Moon Gallery, Sacramento Fine Arts Center, or from the artist.
Selected Awards: 46 Awards including: 1st Place, Vacaville Art Gallery Plein Aire Competition and Exhibit 2006; Merit Award, California State Fair Fine Art Exhibit, Sacramento, 2007, 2009; Honorable Mention, "3rd Annual Holiday Show",CWA, Walnut Creek, CA, 2007; Merit Award, Regional Juried Art Show, Fairfield, CA, 2008; Honorable Mention, Merit and Jurors Awards, Magnum Opus, Sacramento, 2008; Merit Award, New Artworks Gallery Open Show, Fair Oaks, CA, 2008; Merit Award, NCA "Bold Expressions", Carmichael, CA, 2008; Award at Stockton Art League Juried Exhibition, Stockton CA, 2008; Special Award, "Aqua Areas", WASCO Open, Santa Rosa, CA, 2008-09; Honorable Mention, WASH Members Show, Sacramento, 2009; Merit Award, Vacaville Open Juried Show, Vacaville, CA, 2009
Other Showings: Manzanar Interpretive Center, Independence, CA, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008; 2009 KVIE Art Auction, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009; Museum of Lone Pine Film History "Landscapes of the Eastern Sierra", 2007; "Visual Politics: Art & The American Experience", Santa Cruz, CA, 2008; "California Watercolor Association National Open Show", San Francisco, 2009