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  • Conceptual Realism | Henry David Potwin | Contact the Artist

    CONTACT We would appreciate hearing from you. Please use the form below to contact us. FYI Purchase Information: No "shopping cart" application is set up on this website to allow you to purchase these paintings online. To purchase a painting, visit David's Online store. If you do not see the one you are looking for, send an email to Info@PotwinArt.com or the Webmaster for the price of the painting. ​ Fine art memorabilia (T-Shirts, etc.) available on ArtyTack.Com Click here to see where my paintings are shown online and in Brick & Mortar galleries in Texas; click here to sign up to receive email notices of upcoming gallery shows. Go to the Client Page: Click here . Note: While the process is set up to track which paintings are sold or not, we can not guarantee that a specific painting is available for sale at any time. Sorry. Send Success! Message received.

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  • PotwinArt | About Henry David Potwin | Conceptual Realist Artist

    ABOUT ME Facebook Page Click to learn more about this book I illustrated. Self Portraits over the years Artist Statement ​ "I'm quite content to be a painter of pictures. For me, painting is a synthesis that considers the myriad aspects of human awareness expressed in visual form. It melds together philosophy, physics, sociology, emotion, mysticism, and eroticism with craftsmanship. I like to tweak the colors to tease the eye with a sense of light and expressed energy. I consider my work "conceptual realism ". ​ Artist Bio David Potwin Born in Dallas, Texas, David Potwin is the oldest of three children. Potwin first put brush to canvas at 8 years old. As a young boy, Potwin's family would summer vacation in Taos, New Mexico. "During our vacation in 1965, I met my first true mentor, Taos artist Eric Gibberd . Eric was a fine impressionist artist who took a strong interest in me. Eric remained a vibrant and reverent influence in my life until his death in 1972" says Potwin. ​ After completing 12 years of Catholic school education and under Gibberd's mentorship, Potwin attended the University of Houston Fine Arts program from 1969-1974, studying under William Anzalone and Dr. Peter Gunther with classmate Julian Schnabel . ​ Potwin says: "To list all the great artists who’ve inspired me would be some list indeed. My inspiration and style are drawn from many quarters such as impressionism ,and the great German expressionists such as Otto Dix , and Max Beckman , as well as a nod to pop surrealism . Perhaps conceptual impressionism would be a more precise description. What I continually seek is to refine my vision and my craft. My goal is to create a body of work that is multi-layered and resonates with the public as well as the collector. My subjects range from landscapes , portraits , cityscapes ; to those that are personal, idiosyncratic, humorous and socially aware . Many of my paintings , still lifes, landscapes and underwater scenes are meant to be eye candy. At times I feel that perhaps my style is too broad; but then I’m not a one trick pony!" ​ Potwin has experienced times of frenetic creative activity as well as periods when life interrupted his pursuits. In 1994 he was sentenced to federal prison which he describes as the most cathartic event in his life. "This black sense of loss became a lens that focused my innate creative drive to crystalline clarity. During that period of my life I seized the opportunity to light a spark in the minds of a considerable number of disenfranchised individuals as an art teacher. I gave them encouragement and the opportunity to discover their latent talents .Their pride of accomplishment was my reward as we ll." ​ Potwin now hangs his hat, paint brush and guitar in the South Texas Rio Grande Valley where the warm salt air and diverse demographics continue to inspire him. Click here to see the galleries displaying the artist's works. My art was selected to be included in some prestigious online art exhibits: ​ 2010 International Surrealism Exhibition ​ 2012 Surrealism and Visionary Art The artist has been especially inspired by and appreciate the creations of the following artists: Eric Gibberd Vincent Van Gogh Otto Dix Claude Monet Ron English Mark Ryden Theodore Geisel aka Dr. Seus All those great impressionists M. C. Escher Robert Williams R. Crumb Click to read the artist notes / comments on selected paintings. Sign up to receive email notices of upcoming gallery shows Looking for PotwinArt memorabilia? Check out the website ArtyTack.Com . Justice Arts Coalition March 2021 Interview Share Davids Biography Page FEEDBACK, SUGGESTIONS WELCOME Send Success! Message received.

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