David Cadman was born and raised in Calgary and studied at the Alberta College of Art and Design, where he later earned a degree in Bachelor of Design. He worked as a graphic designer for forty years. Since his retirement in 2010, he has been able to pursue his painting career on a full time basis.
David is a juried member of Canadian Society of Painters in Water Colour, Alberta Society of Artists, and the Calgary Contemporary Arts Society.
David took art lessons at the Coste House at an early age and was fortunate to have a father who owned an art supply store. This allowed for access to unlimited art supplies and to be involved in the local art environment early on.
”I like to paint using watercolour and acrylic. My impressionistic landscapes and abstracts are drawn from images and ideas from my travels and outdoor activities. Recently my paintings have evolved towards a more abstract direction with an emphasis on pattern and rhythm. I try to give my paintings strong contrast and use a colour sense to release a vibrant and emotional image.”
“I paint anything that inspires me. My art expresses movement and mood using both planned and spontaneous use of colour and space. I like working in watercolour because its fluid nature lends itself to both quick brush strokes and to subtle and layered applications.”