David Skillicorn
New Salem, Massachusetts

David Skillicorn's evocative atmospheric abstract paintings are a reflection of the natural world. He strives to create something authentic, at once sensitive and meditative, yet resonate and contemporary. His paintings are not literal landscapes per se, but rather rich atmospheric explorations, often evoking the sea and the horizon, or intimate closeup views of the natural world. His Adagio series is named after the musical term, which instructs players to perform slowly, gracefully, and with ease. It is those sensibilities which Skillicorn hopes to convey in these quiet, resonate oil and fabric paintings done in the spirit of Mark Rothko. In the Fantasia series, Skillicorn takes a different approach. The colorful luminous works in this series begin with large abstract oil paintings Skillicorn creates in his studio. With archival dyes, intimate details of the paintings are infused into metal plates or wooden blocks, resulting in bold original works of art. Skillicorn’s studio practice is a combination of instinct, intuition, and spontaneous expression, carefully balanced by years of technical training and continual editing as a painting takes shape. In the end he hopes these paintings will resonate with others and bring a bit of color and beauty into their lives.
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Partida 229d
28" x 28" , mixed media artwork
$975

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Partida (287a)
28" x 28" , mixed media artwork
$975

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Fantasia 224a
8" x 8" , mixed media artwork
$175


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Adagio XXXVIII
24" x 24" , oil painting
$825

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Fantasia (263)
8" x 8" , mixed media artwork
$175

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Fantasia (225a)
8" x 8" , mixed media artwork
$175


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Fantasia (287a)
8" x 8" , mixed media artwork
$175

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Fantasia (271b)
8" x 8" , mixed media artwork
$175

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Fantasia (250a)
8" x 8" , mixed media artwork
$175


Adagio XLIV
24" x 24" , oil painting
$825

Adagio XXXIII
24" x 24" , oil painting
$825

Adagio XXIX
24" x 24" , oil painting
$825


Adagio XIX
48" x 48" , oil painting
$2,400

Adagio V
40" x 30" , oil painting
$1,750

Adagio XII
30" x 30" , oil painting
$1,225


Adagio IX
30" x 24" , oil painting
$1,000

Adagio XX
30" x 30" , oil painting
$1,225

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Adagio XXIV
30" x 30" , oil painting
$1,225


Boreal
30" x 24" , mixed media artwork
$1,000

Such As
24" x 24" , acrylic painting
$825

Sea Breeze
24" x 24" , acrylic painting
$825


Della Terra XXV
18" x 24" , oil painting
$725

Adagio VIII
40" x 30" , oil painting
$1,750

Artist and Customer Comments


David Skillicorn 7/21/2016 | 2:23 PM

Happy to announce that my large painting Motet, 60" x 60", has been selected into the annual juried show at Galatea Fine Art in Boston, curated by Julie Burros, Chief of Arts and Culture for Boston. Show will be up August 3 - 28, with an opening reception on August 5th from 6-8pm.

David Skillicorn 6/29/2016 | 4:53 PM

Pleased to have one of my larger paintings, (Memory I, 60" x 60"), included in the national juried show "Patterns", at the Attleboro Arts Museum for the month of July. Also very pleased that they placed the painting very prominently on it's own wall, facing the Museum's main window to the outside.... in a way having my work represent the show to the outside world. Very nice and much appreciated. Some pictures on my web site, www.davidskillicorn.com

David Skillicorn 9/26/2015 | 4:48 PM

Very nice interview and critique of my work out in the paper this week, along with a wonderful short video showing me at work in my studio which they've put up wiht the article on their web site. Hope you get a chance to read it and see it: http://www.recorder.com/home/18620883-95/artbeat-david-skillicorn-its-not-rational-its-not-literal-its-a-feeling

David Skillicorn 9/26/2015 | 4:45 PM

Pleased to announce that about ten of my paintings, and a long review are included in volume VI of the contemporary arts magazine Inspirational, out September 2015. Here is a link to their site: http://thetextileblog.blogspot.com/p/inspirational-magazine.html

David Skillicorn 9/26/2015 | 4:42 PM

Opening reception tonight (9/26/15) at the Zullo Gallery south of Boston in Medfield MA for the 21st annual Juried Exhibition. My painting della terra XIV is included in the show, which will run through November 7th. If you're in the area, I hope you can stop by.