“The real purpose of painting is to give pleasure. My work is an expression of joy - joy in color, joy in gesture, joy in the act of creating itself." - David Skillicorn

American abstract painter David Skillicorn sees painting as pure celebration. For more than twenty years, Skillicorn has dazzled clients with his luminous abstract artworks. Based in New York and Massachusetts, he has recently been exploring the complex spatial and color relationships of floral abstracts. Soft, sensual, and expansive, Skillicorn’s Botánica paintings breathe elegance, calmness, joy, and exquisite beauty.

Interestingly, Skillicorn is a veteran documentary filmmaker, whose Emmy award-winning career spanned some twenty years. It was through film and cinematography that the artist not only fine-tuned his eye for artistic detail and composition, but uncovered a passion for painting. While filming a story about artists on Cape Cod, he met up with a master painter at dawn to document his artistic process. As Skillicorn filmed, the artist set up his blank canvas, and with just five or six strokes, created what Skillicorn called - “magic”. Though it had never occurred to him before, this single, artistic experience moved the filmmaker to himself become a painter.

Skillicorn pursued his passion, and for the past twenty years has been drawn to abstract painting because, for him, it is the most challenging, the most mysterious, and ultimately the most magical. Skillicorn shows his work regularly at premiere galleries throughout the country and his paintings are part of innumerable public and private collections.

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