David Skillicorn originally honed his skills as a landscape painter and colorist. By the end of the 1990's his interests had evolved toward abstracted pixilated portraits and then on to a number of purely abstract works painted in series. His large body of work has evolved through the years, leading directly to the luminous abstract paintings he is known for today. Skillicorn has exhibited in a number of solo and juried group exhibitions, and his paintings are now part of private collections throughout the country.
Skillicorn's life as a visual artist began with extensive work with video in the late 1970's, leading to an earlier career as a multiple Emmy award-winning documentary filmmaker. His visual vocabulary deepened through those years while filming literally hundreds of thousands of images across a wide spectrum of cultures and landscapes in more than forty countries. His intensive experiences filming the textures of culture, color and landscape throughout the world have had a lasting impact on his visual sensibilities and have informed the unique visual language he has brought to his work as an abstract painter for the past twenty years.
University of Massachusetts Amherst
Bachelor of Arts, 1977