About David Jenks
David grew up and studied in Massachusetts, graduating from Williams College with an Art History degree in 1965. He also attended the Yale Summer School of Music and Art and the School of the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston. He started drawing at an early age, particularly inspired by the illustrations of Howard Pyle and N.C. Wyeth in books from his father’s childhood.
His love for Plein Air painting has taken him from Big Sur, Mendocino, Sedona and Maine returning back to the California Coast. David’s work has been featured in galleries across the country and in Japan. Articles about him have appeared in American Artist, Southwest Art, American Art Collector and Art of the West.
“I am inexorably drawn to the sea. The effects of sun and clouds over the water are the most compelling to me. They also demand everything the palette has to offer and more. I’m painting form but always prospecting for light, striving to see a deeper harmony, to open the door to pure energy.”
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