|Whales of August|
Maine, watercolor, 2012
“As a young man, I would not hesitate to run off at any given moment to parts unknown, searching for adventure and subjects to paint,” explained Mr. Rush. “Now, as an older man in my maturity, I reflect on these works and can remember both the happiest of times and the perilous ones when youth threw caution to the wind. But, here I am, alive to tell it all, still seeking adventure, but perhaps at a slower pace.” His colorful life indeed is “reflected” in the still lifes and landscapes on display for all to enjoy. Memories, places and things are all captured in his masterful paintings.
David John Rush graduated from The Famous Artists School in Westport, Connecticut. He received his BFA from the Newark School of Fine and Industrial Art, Newark, N J, where he studied with Han Weingaertner, Samuel Brecher, Hannes Beckmann of Bauhaus fame, Leo Dee, Otto Hula, James Carlin and Annie Lennie. He has a degree in Technical Vocational Occupations from the Maryland Institute College of Art and is a certified teacher in New Jersey.
Artist Rush recently commented: “My aim is to bring as much beauty into this world and share it with as many as I can, while I can. Perhaps someday, there will be a book of my work in a dusty corner of a library that will still bring happiness to younger eyes.”
Mr. Rush has painted for more than fifty years working in Maine, Paris and parts of Europe. He is known internationally and has shown his work in numerous countries. A resident of Sussex County, New Jersey, he continues to paint daily and is currently active in exhibiting, writing and teaching.
The exhibition will be on view during regular library hours unless a meeting is in progress. For further information, call the library at 908-766-0118.
Pictured: "Whales of August," Maine, watercolor, 2012