The Artist
Oil Paintings by   David Simons
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Biography

     David Simons was born in Ontario, Canada in 1951.  In 1984 he moved to Haifa, Israel to work as a construction supervisor on major projects at the Baha‘i World Centre.  It was in Israel that he began painting with oils, at the age of 33.

      David is a self-taught artist.  Having started as a watercolorist earlier in his life,  he now prefers painting in oil.  He is primarily a landscape artist but also enjoys still life and portrait painting. 

     David has lived in Tubac, Arizona  since 1993. 
His work has won acclaim in the southwestern United States and is collected internationally. David is a member of Oil Painters of America.  He is also a distinguished Artist Member of the Tucson Plein Air Painters’ Society, and one of the founding members of
PASSA (Plein Air Painters’ Society of Southern AZ). He is also a
signature member of the American Impressionist Society.
David teaches painting workshops locally. David is also a co-founder and a member of the advisory board  of the Port Townsend School of Maritime Art.




Artist’s Statement

     I consider myself a tonalist, rather than a colorist.
I like to explore the subtle ways that light affects the
landscape.  I also enjoy color, but the value relation-
ships in a landscape are what interest me most.  Another quality that I like to emphasize in my oil paintings is the abstract nature of the landscapes that surround us.
     Oil painting for me is a meditative experience--essential to my well-being, and a necessary part of
my life.  Painting also brings me great joy, and, I hope, uplifts the hearts of those who view my work.

     “There are moments in our lives, there are moments in a day, when we seem to see beyond the
usual.  Such are the moments of our greatest happiness.  Such are the moments of our greatest wisdom.”
                                     
                                                          
Robert Henri
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Shows
2011 Oil Painters of America Western Regional Juried Exhibit- Juried entry

2011 America Impressionist Society 12th national juried Exhibit - Juried entry


2011  Oil Painters of America National Juried Exhibit - juried entry


2009   Members Open ,Tubac Center of the Arts, Award of Excellance

2009   Oil Painters of America Western Regional Exhibition - juried entry

2008   Oil Painters of America National Juried Exhibit - Award of Excellance

2008   Oil Painters of America Western Regional - juried entry

2008   American Impressionist Society National Show - juried entry

2008   The Best and Brightest - Scottsdale School of Fine Art - Juried entry

2008   Tucson Plein Air Painters - Art Institute ,AZ. Desert Museum - Juried entry

2008   Tucson Plein Air Painters Members Show - juried entry

2008    Little Treasures Show - Tubac Center of the Arts - selected for auction

2007    Little Treasures Show - Tubac Center of the Arts - selected for auction

2006    Nomades del Arte - Sage Gallery New Mexico - by invitation

2005    Salon d' Arts - Jeune Salon - Colorado - by invitatation

2004    Tucson Plein Air Painters Distuinguished Artists Show
             Karin Newby Gallery, Tubac, AZ - Second Place
2004    "artisitic Creations of Our Southwest" Green Valley,AZ. - Best in Show

2003    "True Colors" Tubac Center of the Arts,Tubac Az. - Award of Excellence
2003    Tucson Plein Air Painters Members Show - 2nd Place
2003     Memeber's Juried Exhibit, Tubac Center of the Arts - People's Choice Award

2002    " A Brush with Excellence" Tubac Center of the Arts - 2nd Place

1995     Western Federation of Water Color Society National Show - work chosen for
              a one year tour across the United Sates
1995     Arizona Aqueous VIII - juried entry
1995     Members Show -hilltop Gallery  - 1st Place
1995     Member's Show, Tubac Center of the Arts, Tubac, AZ. - Best in Show

1994     Solo Show - Canoa Hills Social Center, Green Valley, Az.

1993     Member's Show - Hilltop Gallery - Third Place
1993     Arizona Watercolor Association - Spring Show, Sedona, AZ. Best in Show
                 






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This photo was taken for  an article in Arizona Highways Magazine,November 2006  called "Live Art". The article featured four local artists in the Tubac area. I  was happy to be included.
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