Recently joining Milton’s visual arts department, David Brewster brings with him nearly 20 years of teaching experience and considerable artistic talent. David’s paintings—which interpret varied landscapes and the objects within them—will be on display in Milton’s Nesto Gallery during the month of September. The exhibit, Paintings by David Brewster, opens on Tuesday, September 18, at 5:30 p.m.
In David’s artist statement, he explains, “Though I paint outdoors and regularly take the sky and the earth as my subjects, I hesitate to introduce myself as a landscape painter. I do not paint copies of nature. I am interested neither in sentimental imitation nor in minute technical specificity. I paint to investigate the history and current use or disuse of a particular space, building or environment. I am determined to recreate the astonishing beauty of natural forms in conjunction with contemporary synthetic constructions and incongruous alterations.”
David received his bachelor’s degree from the Maryland Institute College of Art and earned his M.F.A. at the University of Pennsylvania. Since then, he has taught painting and drawing in Pennsylvania, California and throughout New England. He has held fellowships and lectured across the United States and abroad, and at Milton he will be teaching several sections of Advanced, Studio and Class IV Art. The Nesto Gallery exhibit of David’s work will continue into October.