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On the Sunny Side of the Street by David681 On the Sunny Side of the Street :icondavid681:David681 109 23 Meet me in the morning by David681 Meet me in the morning :icondavid681:David681 49 0 Early One Morning by David681 Early One Morning :icondavid681:David681 32 2 Duluth by David681 Duluth :icondavid681:David681 69 1 Night Walk by David681 Night Walk :icondavid681:David681 174 12 Street Dreams by David681 Street Dreams :icondavid681:David681 125 14 Waitress by David681 Waitress :icondavid681:David681 130 12 We'll meet again by David681 We'll meet again :icondavid681:David681 28 0 Market by David681 Market :icondavid681:David681 37 2 Waiting by David681 Waiting :icondavid681:David681 113 8 In the Sun by David681 In the Sun :icondavid681:David681 117 16 Under the blue by David681 Under the blue :icondavid681:David681 38 5 April in the Rain by David681 April in the Rain :icondavid681:David681 100 2 The Walk by David681 The Walk :icondavid681:David681 113 13 Murray's by David681 Murray's :icondavid681:David681 58 8 Faded gray coat by David681 Faded gray coat :icondavid681:David681 149 30

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David J Cunningham's(b.1983) interest in art began early due in part to the influence of his older brother and a cousin who are also artists. When David was 16 he started attending classes part-time at The Atelier Studio Program of Fine Art, a traditional art school that adheres to a stringent French academic tradition as well as taking classes at the Minneapolis College of Art and Design. After graduating high school David entered a four year apprenticeship at The Atelier.

Training at the Atelier began with a series of exercises in black and white charcoal drawings of plaster caste busts, before progressing to more difficult things such as still life, portraiture and the human figure in paint. Concurrent with these exercises was the study of life drawing to hone his ability to depict the human form.

After completing the program David took up studying landscape painting while living in southern Argentina and became tuned into the 19th century tonalist painters George Inness and James Mcneil Whistler. Their atmospheric paintings along with the works of countless other painters, musicians, and writers continue to influence his work.

These days David draws his inspiration from the Twin City's he grew up in Minneapolis and Saint Paul Minnesota.


Artist statement

As an artist, my goal has always been to convey an emotion to the viewer with the simplest means. I was trained as a portrait painter and have emulated the work of the great masters for their fluid use of paint. As far as subject matter goes I was raised in a blue collar family and that upbringing has made its mark in my work. I prefer to paint ordinary people in public settings such as bars or cafe’s as well as on the streets or waiting for trains. The genesis of every painting must begin with the question “What are we dealing with.” Every painting must be about something.

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Current Residence: Saint Paul, MN U.S.A.
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:iconcitoyenanzalaz:
CitoyenAnzalaz Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2018  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Your work is very impressive. Do you have any video of you painting? I would be interested in seeing the process. Thank you!
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SenhArt Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2017
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David681 Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2017
Thank you :)
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fiorinosulaco Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2017
Happy Birthday!Bow cake 
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David681 Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2017
Thanks :)
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fiorinosulaco Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2017
Hug 
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LuanMonta Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2017  Professional Filmographer
Happy birthday, fellow! May your wishes become true :D
Have a great week!
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David681 Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2017
Thank you :)
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LuanMonta Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2017  Professional Filmographer
;)
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emperpep Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2017
:cake:
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