Tree Huggers

Tree Huggers

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acrylic on cradled panel, 40" x 36"

Tree Huggers is an original painting by David Eddy. The predominant colors are chartreuse, blue, pink, and turquoise. Like many of Eddy’s paintings there is a child-like, naive quality, but the modeling of facial expression and the delightful complexity and subtlety of the whole speaks to deep insight, expert craftsmanship and uncompromising integrity; and quite a sense of humor and whimsy.

Eddy’s work is full of raw energy and emotion, fueled with a tension and sophistication of color, marks and composition. There is an obvious and seductive physicality to the paint process, with a complexity of texture and line. The artist's interest in exploring the relationship between abstraction and figuration is evident in each of his paintings, offering a very unique, very personal vision.

About David Eddy

Eddy's paintings explore varying levels of abstraction and styles of narrative. While the preparatory stages of his process-he works with many layers of pigments on panel and a ground which is periodically distressed by physical manipulation and mistreatment - are nearly identical for each piece, the final surface layers determine the unique narrative for a painting. A painting's subject (or narrative) begins to declare its-self as Eddy works on the preparatory stages. This sparks a larger image, story, experience, thought, or whatever, in the artist's mind and he then takes the painting to fruition/completion. His images are both self-revelatory and broadly human.