David Barnett (American, b. 1946)

The Boulders- Carefree, Arizona, April 17, 2003
Color pencil on antique Wahltman paper
4.25 x 6.75 in
SKU: 6160d
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"The Boulders - Carefree, Arizona" is an original color pencil drawing on antique Wahltman paper by David Barnett. The artist signed and dated the piece. The carefree scribbles and marks are reminiscent of the artwork's namesake. Barnett has traveled to Carefree, AZ regularly with his family, especially when his daughter was young. Perhaps he was inspired by one of his daughter's drawings. Regardless, no viewer can deny the joy and magic evoked by the artwork. Though at an initial glance, the hills of Arizona may seem like an arid landscape, it is truly teeming with life as the colors and expressiveness of the composition reflect. 4 1/4" x 6 3/4" art 12 7/8" x 15 3/8" frame David Barnett, an artist, collector, appraiser, and gallerist has been passionate about art from the early age of five. David’s career as an art dealer began at age nineteen when, as a fine arts student, he sponsored an exhibition of work by fellow student artists. In 1966, he opened his first gallery in a converted basement apartment at Wisconsin Avenue and 21st Street. In 1985 David moved his gallery from Wisconsin Avenue into the Old Button Mansion on State Street and has been active ever since. David’s talents for recognizing undervalued artists and for meeting the needs of art lovers, art collectors, and artists have created a vibrant, flourishing gallery and collection of over 6,000 works of art. David was born and raised in Wisconsin. He has been painting in watercolors, acrylics, oil pastels as well as fine art photography. David has more than 10 different series he has developed over the years. They include Abstract, Surrealism, Morph Dog, Up North Birch Bark, Impressions of Mexico City, Southwest, Fireworks, Famous Artist Paying Homage, and Garden Panorama. Influential artists include Vermeer, Miro, Kandinsky, Chagall, Nolde, and Klee. David has been featured in many magazines, newspapers, and public television programs regarding his beautiful gallery, collection and knowledge, and passion for fine art. David also has work in the permanent collection of Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art, Arizona.