David R. Rojas

Statement: The common threads that unite my paintings and subject matter are rich colors and tight composition. While my paintings owe an allegiance to a folk art style, they are neither folk nor primitive art. My paintings focus on lines coming together to form a balanced whole, a finished image that stems from a visual harmony pleasing to the eye, combined with a whimsical touch.

Recent Shows and Exhibits

  • July 2006
  • November 2006/2007
  • November 2007
  • May 2008/2010
  • November 2008
  • December 2008
  • February 2001-2010
  • June 2010
  • June 2010
  • July 2002-2004, 2010
  • Art in the Square, Bellevue, WA
  • Waterfowl Festival, Easton, MD
  • Festival of the Cranes, Bosque del Apache, NM
  • Reflections of Nature, Fallbrook CA
  • Portland Audubon Wild Arts Festival, Portland, OR
  • One of a Kind Show and Sale, Chicago, IL
  • California Open Wildlife Arts Festival, San Diego, CA (featured artist, 2009)
  • Boardwalk Art Show, Virginia Beach, VA
  • Arts & Crafts Festival, Annapolis, MD
  • Wildlife Art Festival, Sacramento, CA

Galleries

  • Red Mill Studio and Gallery, Carmel Valley Village, CA 93924
  • Monterey Peninsula Art Foundation Gallery, Cannery Row, Monterey, CA
  • Carmel Valley Art Association, at Valley Girls Gallery, Carmel Valley, CA

Professional Activities

  • Past President, Artists=Equity, Central Coast Chapter
  • Advisory Board Member, Arts Habitat, Monterey, CA
  • Past Vice President, California Watercolor Association
  • Chair 2001 National Juried Exhibition, California Watercolor Association, San Francisco, CA

Education

  • California State University, Long Beach, CA, B.A.
  • University of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA M.A.
  • Saddleback College, Mission Viejo, CA, Art Program: Watercolor
  • Classes by Tom Lynch, Zoltan Sazbo, Ron Ranson, Stephen Quiller, Gerald Brommer, Dale Laiten, Don Andrews, and Frank Webb
  • Intensive Studies Seminar, Taos, New Mexico, by Skip Lawrence, Alex Powers, Fran Larsen, Katherine Liu, and Christopher Schenk, 2001

You can see David’s work at the Red Mill Studio and Gallery, 1 Center Street, Carmel Valley Village, CA 93924.

For more information, call 831.659.2750 or 831.236.8539 (cell), visit www.davidrrojas.com, or email David.