I’ve created the Night Song paintings using the most basic means: black paint on canvas applied with large handled brushes. But the surface effects are far from simple, offering an almost otherworldly experience, catching the light and taking the eye on a sensuous journey over light-struck hillocks and into shadowy crooks and bends. These strikingly contemporary paintings lend an air of interest and sophistication wherever they are displayed. 

- David Carter

Night Song (la)

Acrylic painting on stretched canvas
Finished black edges
Ready to hang

Signed on back

30" h x 30" w x 1.5" d
3 lbs. 0 oz.



David Carter
New Salem, Massachusetts

Getting to Know David

David Carter’s atmospheric abstract paintings are a reflection of the natural world. He strives to create art that is at once sensitive and meditative, yet resonate and contemporary. David describes his creative practice as “finding” paintings, rather than “making” them. "My process is completely intuitive based," he says. "I start by laying in line or layers of color and find my way forward." Spontaneous expression and exploration are key to his inspiration. David is a self-taught artist who has spent many years of experimentation developing the visual grammar that he uses today. Prior to 1990, he was a landscape painter, the influence of which is visible in his current work. Through his abstract paintings, David strives to produce an intimate, visceral, and contemplative experience for the viewer.