Be Here, Now
Yellow Room Horse 4
The Inner Sun
Yellow Room Horse 2
Black Box In A Blue Room
The Dream Of The Artist
Ghost In A Machine
|Experienced With||Public art, Leading workshops, Commissions, Teaching engagements, Speaking engagements, Lectures, Collaboration|
"One is an artist as one would be a poet or a philosopher.
The picture is not a picture. It is an object, the evidence of the attainment of a state of being, a state of high functioning, a more than ordinary moment of existence. A readable trace of a former clarity, a state of true living. The living is the object and the object is real."
T. David Downs was born in 1976 in Bowie, Texas. He studied mechanical engineering in Aiken, South Carolina, but soon after began to study painting under artist Thaddeus Suits in Augusta, Georgia. In 2005 he moved to Manhattan, New York, where his independent studies continued at the Metropolitan Museum of Art for the next seven years. During this time he also studied under landscape painter Peter Homitzsky at the Art Students League of New York. In 2012 he began travelling up and down the east coast photographing figures and landscapes, especially those of the deep South. Downs has exhibited in the US and abroad including shows at the Niagara Gallery in New York City as well as the US Embassy in Rome, Italy.