Invitation to Fear, Hope and Longing III

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Dear Friends — Lately I’m inspired by an intense feeling of personal vulnerability and evanescence. Perhaps it is that I am perched on the seam between two tectonic plates in temporary equipoise, awaiting the slip, the earthquake, the tsunami. Perhaps it is that I am on the edge of leaving a secure income for a life of full-time painting. More likely: I am sixty years old.

These paintings helped me recognize that I am not really interested in painting rocks, waves and trees per se; rather I am driven to paint emotions — in particular, the three emotions of fear, hope and longing.

Dark massive waves reflect dread of loss of control and fear of death. Warm fleeting colors of dawn echo the brief surge of morning hope. Sunset calm and sherbet colors echo the aching vibrations of longing – ‘may this good life continue’. Yes, my paintings have recognizable trees, sky and ocean, but although that is what I am inspired by, it is not what I am striving for in my paintings.

I am proud of these works, and I hope you will take the time to visit them either at the Visual Space Gallery in Vancouver, or on the website www.haughton-art.ca

Kennedy Lake Summer Crepuscule

Kennedy Lake Summer Crepuscule, acrylic on multimedia artboard, 2016, 11.5 x 30 inches

Reception
If you have not received an invitation, you are still invited!
Saturday November 26, 2016
Please come if you can.

Artist’s Talk
You are invited to a short talk by the artist at 2 pm, Sunday December 4, 2016.
Entrance is free and refreshments will be served. Dialogue welcome.

For information and images, please contact:

David A. Haughton – 604 525 2412
haughton-art@shaw.ca

Yukiko Onley – 604 559 0576
Visual Space Gallery

View from within the Sea, Pettinger Point off Chesterman Beach

View from within the Sea, Pettinger Point off Chesterman Beach I, acrylic on multimedia artboard, 2016, 16 x 20 inches

With friendship and gratitude. Hoping to see you or hear from you soon!
David

15 thoughts on “Invitation to Fear, Hope and Longing III

    1. David Haughton

      Dear Stefan,
      Thank you for your kind words! We had such fun visiting you this July. Love to Mariko.

      with great affection and respect!

      david

  1. Nury Reichert

    Hello David,
    Thanks for sending. Yes, life at 60 can be frightening but wait until you are 87 like me!
    I think very often of your parents. Last week I was in Wayne and remembered the wonderful friendship
    Congratulations on embarking on a free (?) life full of promise. I am sure it will wonderful
    Hope to see you if you ever come visit your brother!
    Nury

    1. David Haughton

      Dear Nury,
      Thank you for your kind words, and for the warm and faithful friendship you have maintained with the son of Anson 7 Rena.
      87! Wow…
      with great affection and respect,

      david

  2. Christa Niederreither

    Hello David,
    I am one of your fellow pilgrims of the St-James-Way.
    Unfortunately, my husband and me, we live too far away from where your exhibition takes place!
    I very much enjoy looking at your painting “Kennedy Lake Summer Crepuscule, acrylic on multimedia art board, 2016”.
    I hope that your decision – should you take it – to leave a secure income for a life of full-time painting will be the right one for you and that you will be able to fully enjoy it, as you should enjoy the fact, that you are sixty years old!
    Good luck and take care!
    Christa

    1. David Haughton

      Dear Christa,
      I’m so happy you sent a message! Thank you for the kind words. I also am fond of “Kennedy Lake Summer Crepuscule”. I’d be very excited if you gave that painting a good home; I can ship to Germany! – Lyne and I very much enjoyed your company on the “Route” when our paths intersected in Conques. I hope we keep up contact. Send me also your home (mailing) address so I can send you our newsletter with photos
      With affection and respect,
      David

  3. Ted Lederer

    David, Congratulations on what looks to be another excellent show.
    I am at the opera on your opening night but for sure will come to see the work soon after.
    Loved your explanation of what you are really painting. Made perfect sense to me.
    Looking forward to your show.

    1. David Haughton

      Dear Ted,

      I was just thinking about you! Wondering how/what you are doing…
      Thank you for your words of encouragement – and your specific comment on my rationale; you are a professional and I respect and value your judgement.
      Let me know when you are coming and I will make every effort to meet you at the Gallery

      with respect,

      david

  4. Debbie Fuerth

    David, I love this new work that I am seeing. I am excited for you to paint full time. I know you have thought about this for a while. Wishing you the best. I hope to see you and Lynn soon.
    Love, Deb

  5. Debbie Fuerth

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    David, I love this new work that I am seeing. I am excited for you to paint full time. I know you have thought about this for a while. Wishing you the best. I hope to see you and Lynn soon.
    Love, Deb

    1. David Haughton

      Dear Debbie

      Come up and visit us??? August?? anytime???
      Thank you for your kind words about my paintings, and for your encouragement.
      with great affection and respect

      david

  6. Leslie Vensel

    The look terrific David!
    Best wishes for this next adventure. Wish we could make it to see your work in person.
    Lots of love,
    Leslie and Bill

    1. David Haughton

      Dear Leslie,
      You can see it in person! Can you come to Quadra this summer???
      with great affection and respect,

      david

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