David Ballew (American/CT, NM, b. 1955) Oil painting on linen mounted on board, 2007. Beautiful use of shadow and light, depicting a lovely New Mexico moonlit landscape--an adobe home under a full moon. Ballew's use of light within the darkness and shadow adds emotional resonance to the night and a winter evening's mysterious beauty. You can feel the stillness and quiet. A hauntingly exceptional work from a much sought-after painter. Sight: 8" H x 9.5" W. Framed: 16" H x 14.5" W.
CONDITION: Excellent condition with no tears, paint loss, or repairs.
Artist Bio: David Ballew (American/CT, NM, b. 1955) was born in Hartford, Connecticut in 1955. He grew up in the East and the Midwest and studied art at Indiana University. Attracted by the striking landscape and the radiant light for which New Mexico is renowned, he settled in Santa Fe in 1981. Surrounded by the terrain he finds most inspiring, living in Santa Fe also enabled Ballew to interact and learn with numerous artists he greatly admires, most notably Irby Brown, Michael Lynch, George Carlson, Ned Jacob and Mark Daily. Additionally, Japanese and Chinese art, music and philosophy have greatly influenced Ballew’s art work. Ballew is a listed artist whose paintings are highly sought after, particularly by those who collect Western art.
Ballew's work continues to gain prominence and value; his work is highly sought-after.
David Ballew, "Adobe Moon" Oil Painting
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