in graphite, acrylic, ink, pastel
My work is strongly influenced by my printmaking background. While my subject matter is eclectic, as with printmaking, it is shape and the gestural line that guides my imagery. Moving back and forth between drawing and painting, I will stay with a single object or idea, expanding or contracting the world around it through a series of works.
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Bio: David Drake received his BFA in printmaking with a minor in photography from the Cleveland Institute of Art where he studied with Carroll Cassil, Ralph Woehrmann and Robert Jergens. After graduating, he taught photography in Cleveland Public Schools and began a life long practice of painting and drawing.
Previous solo exhibitions include Davis Orton Gallery, Hudson NY and Cobane Gallery, Phoenicia NY. Among the galleries he has exhibited are the Maryland Federation of Art, Annapolis MD; Neville Sargeant Gallery, Chicago IL; Southern Vermont Art Center, Rutland VT. His work is represented in private and corporate collections throughout the country.