Many of the works shown on this site are for sale. 

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 Many of the works shown on this site are for sale. 

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About The Paintings

acrylic on panel
14" square

A Brief History

Welcome to DP Arts

I am attempting to catalog as many of my paintings as possible. What is here now represents only a small retrospective sampling of the works that have been photographed. I have begun by showing examples from my current work, and from many different series, reaching back as far as 1973.

I am gradually working to increase the depth and breadth of the selections, and to provide more information, and high resolution images where possible, 

For my first 30 years of painting, I concentrated mostly on the landscape, with occasional forays into abstract or nonobjective painting. 

In the 1970's I painted mostly in oils, "en plein air"......directly from the landscape, outdoors, at all hours, and in every kind of weather.

In the 1980's my work underwent a gradual transition to more of a studio effort, and to the medium of acrylic.

The early 80's marked my transition from New England landscapes to paintings of the desert southwest, including a series of Grand Canyons.

From 1985 to 1997 my emphasis was on the Sonoran Desert of Arizona, resulting in a series I call the "Sonoran DesertWorks", as well as other southwestern landscapes.

Around the year 2000 I broke with representational painting and into purely abstract works, beginning with the Ovoids. The abstract paintings fall into distinct thematic categories, each representing a series of related works, running more or less concurrently.

   David Pontbriand

   October 2019

Current Exhibitions

River Arts Gallery, Damariscotta, Maine

Music of Sitar

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