Description A few years ago, I attended a pow wow in Boulder City, Nevada and one of the featured dancers was 12 year-old boy doing a Hoop Dance on stage. I took several photos and, in one photo, I managed to catch him at a perfect angle as he concentrated on his feet during the dance. In this painting, I have captured that angle and that concentration and, using some artist license with the colors and environment, I present you this incredibly beautiful piece of art. I hope you enjoy.
David Jewell, Marana Member Since January 2017 Artist Statement Hello everyone,
To all of you who have purchased my work or have simply visited to take a closer look, I am extremely grateful. I feel like I now have friends everywhere from Tianjin, China to London, England to Santa Fe, New Mexico and many, many other wonderful locations all over the planet. It is a very exciting experience!
Having lived in the southwest for many years, I have had the opportunity to view the jaw-dropping beauty of its landscape and the Native American culture. As an artist, it was only natural to represent that beauty in my work. Each painting is a delicate mixture of realism and the abstract with the same delicate mixture of warm and cool colors. I began my journey as an artist several years ago using oils and recently decided to switch to acrylics. My paintings have received numerous awards. Many of my original paintings and prints of my work have been purchased all over the U.S. as well as internationally. I am certain you will find these paintings enjoyable and, because new paintings are added to the collection frequently, I hope you visit often.