BIOGRAPHY

CONTEMPORARY IMPRESSIONIST

David McCamant (born 1958) paints his sky and landscape works as illuminated impressions of his subjects. He is intrigued by the relationship of the quality of light and the objects observed. Both a student of light and instructor of composition, David guides his students in the ancient application of Dynamic Symmetry to infuse their work with the powerful dynamics of the natural world. Always pushing himself forward, David is driven to maintain the abstract nature of painting while still communicating the true sense of place and time.

Born in Reno, Nevada, McCamant began his personal work during his long successful career as a commercial artist, illustrator, art director, creative director, animator, animation producer, and director. David trained himself in the artistic disciplines for most of his life until meeting his mentor and master painter, Brian Davis. Through him, David studied the techniques of many great American artists including Emile Gruppe, Richard Schmid, and the incomparable David A. Leffel. He mastered the oil medium with great rapidity under Brian’s direction.

David had the opportunity to visit Paris a few years ago. There, he became tremendously influenced by the impressionists’ use of color and light, especially the works of Pissarro and Monet.

McCamant’s work drew the attention of Acme Archives Direct in Hollywood, contracting him as a licensed Disney and Lucusfilm artist. He has been published in Art Business News, Professional Artist magazine and has received thirty-seven professional awards. His paintings can be found in the Renown Health permanent collection and private collections in the US, Europe, and Asia.

David has been involved with the Nevada Museum of Art and the E. L. Cord Museum School since 1999 — first as an advertising advisor then as an educator, it is his way to give back to the community. Currently, he teaches 14 different artistic disciplines from foundational to master classes.

Permanent Collections
2007-17 Renown Health Tahoe Tower, Reno, Nevada

Private Collections
Throughout the US and Europe.

Gallery Representation | Exhibition

2006 – Present  New Masters Gallery, Carmel, California

2010 – 15 Just Looking Gallery, San Luis Obispo, California

2010 – 11
The Gallery at Incline, Incline Village, Lake Tahoe

2005 – 07
Art Source Gallery, Reno, Nevada

2004 – present
New Master’s Gallery, Carmel, California

2003 – 04
Pasadena Gallery of Fine Art, Pasadena, California

2003 – 04
Addi Gallery Maui | The Hager Collection, Maui, Hawaii

Solo Exhibitions
2016
Nevada Skies, Studio 2035, Reno, Nevada
Dream Works, Studio 2035, Reno, Nevada

2015
Nevada Skies, Loorr Home, Reno Nevada
Acrylic Works, Loorr Home, Reno Nevada

2009
Then and Now, Truckee River Gallery, Reno, Nevada

2003
Esoteric Gallery, Reno, Nevada

2002
The Gallery at Café Soleil, Reno, Nevada
Promenade on the River, Sierra Arts Foundation, Reno, Nevada

2001
Esoteric Gallery, Reno, Nevada

Group Exhibitions
2016
Resident Artist Exhibition, Studio 2035, Reno, Nevada
Resident Artist Exhibition, Studio 2035, Reno, Nevada

2015
Resident Artist Exhibition, Studio 2035, Reno, Nevada

2010
The Gallery at Incline, All Artist Show
Nevada Museum of Art, Instructors exhibition

2009
Nevada Museum of Art, Instructors exhibition
Sierra Arts Foundation, Group Show
Alexandratos Gallery Annex, Group Still Life exhibition

2008
Nevada Museum of Art, Instructors exhibition

2007
Nevada Museum of Art, Instructors exhibition

2002
Five-artist show, Cui-Ui Gallery, Reno, Nevada

1980
Student competition, Sierra Nevada Museum of Art, Reno, Nevada

Bibliography
2009
“Artist of the Month,” Art Calendar Magazine

2002
“New Editions,” Art Business News
“Art,” Encore Magazine, February edition

2001
“New Editions,” Art Business News
“Fantasy Worlds,” Reno News and Review, 6/10/01

2000
“New Editions,” Art Business News

Awards and Honors
1980 – 2003
Thirty seven professional awards including: 2 Best of Show ADDY Awards, 6 Best of Category ADDY Awards, 13 Gold Awards of Excellence, 12 Silver Awards of Merit, and 2 Citation of Excellence awards.

Judging
2002
Student Art Competition co-juror for computer graphics category, Nevada Museum of Art, Reno, Nevada

Museum Affiliation
1999 present
E.L. Cord Museum School Instructor, Nevada Museum of Art, Reno, Nevada
Current Classes: Beginning Oil Painting, Intermediate Oil Painting, Advanced Oil Painting, Advanced Oil Painting: Chiaroscuro, Composition From The Basics To Dynamic Symmetry, Introduction To Color (Beginners To Advanced), Beginning Plein Air Painting (Beginners To Advanced), Perspective Drawing For The Artist and Painting: Brushwork Techniques.