David Heath

David Heath is recognized as one of the most talented landscape artists of our time. Painting in a style unmistakably his own, his works of traditionally derived, contemporary realism present an association of chromatic, compositional, and atmospheric serenity recalling the aesthetic values of an earlier period. Contemporary with respect to technique, style, and vision, Heath's paintings still invite comparison with works from the past masters of 19th century American landscape painting; his work relates to that of these artists with regard to a shared concern for detail, finish, composition, color, light, and atmosphere. 

Much of Heath's work is characterized by what he terms, "the solitary landscape," a quietist landscape where figures, structures, or other manmade objects are often absent or play only a minimal role in the overall composition. He feels, "that the untouched landscape best communicates a sense of timelessness and serenity to the viewer, while the presence of man...limits the scene to a specific moment in time." 

Most of Heath's exhibited works are done in the studio from field observations, photographs, and plein air oil sketches; however, he occasionally exhibits plein air pieces and smaller paintings that are plein air field sketches finished in the studio. He typically uses his plein air works as an opportunity to experiment with techniques and approaches that he might not ordinarily try in the studio, finding painting out-of-doors to be, "a workshop...a great learning experience." Heath's paintings seldom are exact topographical depictions of a scene, but express his impression or perception of the scene, a sense of feeling and mood refined through memory and contemplation. These paintings are directed to the emotions and imagination of the viewer, and are works not intended to require complex intellectual analysis but, in the artist's words, "to display nature at its most beautiful and memorable and to create a moving experience for the viewer."

 

 

Around The Bend
David Heath

Around The Bend

Regular price $ 1,850.00
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Camp at Sunset
David Heath

Camp at Sunset

Regular price $ 875.00
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Days End
David Heath

Days End

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Early Light
David Heath

Early Light

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Fall Colors
David Heath

Fall Colors

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6x12
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Franklin Cliffs
David Heath

Franklin Cliffs

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In The Morning
David Heath

In The Morning

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Lake Light
David Heath

Lake Light

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Light and Mist
David Heath

Light and Mist

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Light on the Peaks
David Heath

Light on the Peaks

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Mills Gap Overlook
David Heath

Mills Gap Overlook

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Morning Breeze
David Heath

Morning Breeze

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Morning Light on the River
David Heath

Morning Light on the River

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Morning Mist
David Heath

Morning Mist

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Mountain Mist
David Heath

Mountain Mist

Regular price $ 16,500.00
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Mountain Mist
David Heath

Mountain Mist

Regular price $ 650.00
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Mountain Pond
David Heath

Mountain Pond

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Mountain Shadows - Blue Ridge Parkway
David Heath

Mountain Shadows - Blue Ridge Parkway

Regular price $ 8,275.00
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Mountain Waters
David Heath

Mountain Waters

Regular price $ 1,375.00
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Nature's Flow
David Heath

Nature's Flow

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Passing Clouds
David Heath

Passing Clouds

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Pathways
David Heath

Pathways

Regular price $ 3,900.00

 

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Patterns of Nature  - SML
David Heath

Patterns of Nature - SML

Regular price $ 875.00
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Peaks Otter Autumn
David Heath

Peaks Otter Autumn

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