Contemporary Impressionist Artist David Wadsworth

Thanks to Pittsburgh’s diversity of people, architecture and landscapes I am guaranteed an endless source of inspiration. When I am struck by a particular scene, a lot of times I’ll pull the car over and get a picture, hopefully without putting any lives in danger. These photos and a few notes serve as a starting point. When it comes to mixing and applying the colors I take full advantage of the flexibility of oil paints. Thankfully they allow for a lot of experimentation and correction. I enjoy using painting knives nearly as often as brushes in the application to the canvas. My goal is to bring attention to the qualities of light, color and mood that got my attention in the first place. Borrowing a phrase from an admired artist, I would describe my work as “following the light” around my home city of Pittsburgh. In addition to the huge role of natural light in my paintings, the phrase “following the light” also refers to the distinctly spiritual and emotional aspects of the places and the people around us. Art provides a great avenue for me to consider the intangible through what is seen.

Please browse through my paintings and contact me with any comments or questions, including how you can purchase originals & reproductions of any of the works. I also enjoy commissions and the process of creating a painting based on photos provided by the customer. Below is an example. The subject is an incredible view of Pennsylvania’s Laurel Highlands. The customer provided reference photos as well as input about the scene.  

Email: davidwadsworthartwork@gmail.com    Phone: 412-977-3429

Laurel Highlands, Autumn 18x36 Oil SOLD
Laurel Highlands, Autumn