David McCamant

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David McCamant (born 1958) paints his sky and landscape works as illuminated impressions of his subjects. He is intrigued by the relationship of the quality of light and the objects observed. Both a student of light and instructor of composition, David guides his students in the ancient application of Dynamic Symmetry to infuse their work with the powerful dynamics of the natural world. Always pushing himself forward, David is driven to maintain theDavid McCamant (born 1958) paints his sky and landscape works as illuminated impressions of his subjects. He is intrigued by the relationship of the quality of light and the objects observed. Both a student of light and instructor of composition, David guides his students in the ancient application of Dynamic Symmetry to infuse their work with the powerful dynamics of the natural world. Always pushing himself forward, David is driven to maintain the abstract nature of painting while still communicating the true sense of place and time.

Born in Reno, Nevada, McCamant began his personal work during his long successful career as a commercial artist, illustrator, art director, creative director, animator, animation producer and director. David trained himself in the artistic disciplines for most of his life until meeting his mentor and master painter Brian Davis. Through him, David studied the techniques of many great American artists including, Emile Gruppe, Richard Schmid and the incomparable David A. Leffel. He mastered the oil medium with great rapidity under Brian’s direction. David had the opportunity to visit Paris a few years ago. There he became tremendously influenced by the impressionist’s use of color and light, especially the works of Pissarro and Monet. McCamant’s work drew the attention of Acme Archives Direct in Hollywood, contracting him as a licensed Disney and Lucusfilm artist. He has been published in Art Business News, Professional Artist magazine and received thirty-seven professional awards. His paintings can be found in the Renown Health permanent collection and private collections in the U.S., Europe and Asia.

David has been involved with the Nevada Museum of Art and the E. L. Cord Museum School since 1999. First as an advertising advisor then as an educator, it is his way to give back to the community. Currently he teaches 14 different artistic disciplines from foundational to masters’ classes.