This piece was inspired by photographs from my garden when I lived in Spring, Texas. I had several varieties of Cannas that thrived. They were always so beautiful and I wanted to paint them in an impressionistic yet contemporary approach. I wanted to create clean blocks of colored shapes to create a balance of harmony and variety.

- David Forks

Red Cannas

Acrylic painting on composite board

Ready to frame

Signed on front

23.87" h x 24" w x .25" d
2 lbs. 8 oz.



David Forks
Del Rio, Texas

Getting to Know David

David has always wanted to be a painter. His professional career consisted of design and illustration roles, but it was not until a brush with his own mortality that David decided to change careers and become a full-time artist. “I quit my job in Houston and moved to the small and slow-paced border town of Del Rio, Texas, where I am now living my dream,” he says. Inspired by the outdoors, he often paints outside or takes photographs on his road trips to which he refers once back in his studio. The resulting paintings are marked by impressionist-style brushwork and a natural use of color. David’s pastoral scenes of the countryside are idyllic, invoking within the viewer a serene sense of calm.