Before the Act

This little guy was at a birthday party and was trying to get into the refrigerator. He was on a mission but was not having much success. I was fascinated by his persistence and took a photograph and made mental notes of his situation in order to have a working sketch to paint from. He finally just surrendered to the moment. 11"x14" oil on linen.

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Dave Ivey

About Dave Ivey

I started drawing when I was in elementary school and have been fascinated by it ever since. I draw and sketch consistently today. Drawing is the foundation of all my paintings. Having been a editorial artist early in my career helped me hone my drawing skills which I continually strive to improve to this day capturing the enviroment that surrounds me.  Many of my paintings today are birthed from the rural lifestyle that my wife and I enjoy.

I paint every day as a commitment to myself to perfect the God given abilities I have been blessed with.  Painting is what I love and long to be doing when I am not doing it. This is passion that I don’t intend on neglecting, but nurturing for the rest of my life
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