Featured Artist David L. Prescott

Wildlife artist David L. Prescott uses light, composition and detail to capture the essence of the animals he paints. Visit his website to see more of his artwork.

 

“Bison Legend” Acrylic, 32" x 32" by artist David L. Prescott. See his portfolio by visiting www.ArtsyShark.com

“Bison Legend” Acrylic, 32″ x 32″

 

As a child, I was always interested in nature, animals and the outdoors. If I was missing at any time I could always be found in a stream bed looking for interesting things like frogs and fish, or turning over stones to see what was living underneath them such as eels and newts. I was very interested in the birds that were flying around and valued their feathers immensely. Finding a nest with eggs in it was wonderful.

 

“Symbiotic Balance, Elephants and Swallows” Acrylic, 40" x 30" by artist David L. Prescott. See his portfolio by visiting www.ArtsyShark.com

“Symbiotic Balance, Elephants and Swallows” Acrylic, 40″ x 30″

 

I started my art career as a stained glass window artist in my hometown of Liverpool, England. At the age of seventeen, I had the first one-man exhibition of my works. From there I started to get commissions for oil paintings and pastels.

 

“Into The Light, Lioness” Acrylic, 36" x 24" by artist David L. Prescott. See his portfolio by visiting www.ArtsyShark.com

“Into The Light, Lioness” Acrylic, 36″ x 24″

 

While attending Liverpool College of Art I learned to be proficient with oils, watercolor, gouache, pastels, graphite pencils and acrylics.

 

“Stealth Approach, Bengal Tiger” Acrylic, 36" x 24" by artist David L. Prescott. See his portfolio by visiting www.ArtsyShark.com

“Stealth Approach, Bengal Tiger” Acrylic, 36″ x 24″

 

I sold works and took commissions at art galleries, county fairs and falconry shows, at one point having a backlog of seventy commissions which took three years to complete.

 

“Female Sparrow Hawk, Study” Gouache, 9" x 9" by artist David L. Prescott. See his portfolio by visiting www.ArtsyShark.com

“Female Sparrow Hawk, Study” Gouache, 9″ x 9″

 

In 1978, I immigrated to the United States and began selling works and taking commissions in galleries and wildlife art shows. I traveled from state to state which enabled me to take lots of photographs to use as reference for paintings. The once-in-a-lifetime experiences I’ve had visiting various locations are incredible.

 

“Peregrine Power” Gouache, 10" x 8" by artist David L. Prescott. See his portfolio by visiting www.ArtsyShark.com

“Peregrine Power” Gouache, 10″ x 8″

 

My works have been published in a variety of magazines over the years, and I have been featured on the front cover of five international magazines in the past six years.

 

“Chun” Gouache, 9" x 9" by artist David L. Prescott. See his portfolio by visiting www.ArtsyShark.com

“Chun” Gouache, 9″ x 9″

 

I have been the featured artist at a number of juried art shows and had gallery one-man shows. In 2003, one of my paintings was chosen from an entry of over 10,000 to be exhibited in the Mall Galleries in London, England.

 

“Domino and Lily” Gouache, 12" x 16" by artist David L. Prescott. See his portfolio by visiting www.ArtsyShark.com

“Domino and Lily” Gouache, 12″ x 16″

 

In 2010, I was chosen as a featured artist for the Artists for Conservation website, which is limited to 500 artists worldwide.

 

“Quiet Time, Canada Geese” Gouache, 14" x 18" by artist David L. Prescott. See his portfolio by visiting www.ArtsyShark.com

“Quiet Time, Canada Geese” Gouache, 14″ x 18″

 

Today I concentrate on being accepted by quality galleries, enter juried art shows and paint commissions. For a number of years, my primary subjects have been wildlife, birds of prey, landscapes and human portraits.

 

“Future Promise, Longhorns” Acrylic, 24" x 36" by artist David L. Prescott. See his portfolio by visiting www.ArtsyShark.com

“Future Promise, Longhorns” Acrylic, 24″ x 36″

 

I am now painting western art as well and hope to get signed by a publisher and accepted by some quality art galleries in the future. I must say, I really enjoy painting western art as the lifestyle of cowboys is so very interesting, evoking all kinds of legends and tales of the old west. I shall be painting a lot more western paintings in the future.

 

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