David Connell

Artist Bio

“The focus of my artwork is the North Carolina Landscape. I have spent many hours searching throughout the state for compelling landscapes and cityscapes to paint.  I respond to subject matter in which human patterns (buildings/shapes) contrast with amorphous and random shapes of nature.”

 David Connell currently lives in Raleigh, NC and has been involved in the arts for over 32 years.  Since 1984, Connell has been the bass player for the music group ‘The Connells’ which has released eight records and toured throughout the US, Europe and Canada. His work has been exhibited in solo and group shows across North Carolina and he is currently represented by The Mahler Gallery in downtown Raleigh.

David Connell’s artwork is concerned with the record of man’s presence on the land.  Although he occasionally enjoys the challenge of painting a landscape without a human imprint, more often he paints abandoned structures in the process of being reclaimed by nature.  Buildings represent the indelible mark of humans on the land.  Nature is trying, but not quite succeeding, in reclaiming the altered environment.  A standoff ensues.