Contemporary Impressionist Artist David Wadsworth

When I am struck by a particular scene or effect of light, I’ll stop whatever I’m doing and get a picture. These photos and a few notes serve as a starting point. Thanks to Pittsburgh’s diversity of people, architecture and landscapes I am guaranteed an endless source of inspiration. When it comes to mixing and applying the colors I take full advantage of the flexibility of oil paints and I enjoy using painting knives nearly as often as brushes in the application to the canvas. Thankfully oils allow for a lot of experimentation. 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 process 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