This is a scene from north of Big Bend National Park, over the high elevation prairie near Marathon. The atmosphere was very thick and I wanted to get feeling across in this painting. The summer storms can be quite intense and this is the buildup of late afternoon clouds from intense heat.

- David Forks

Buildup on the Prairie

Oil painting on stretched canvas
Painting wraps around edges
Ready to hang

Signed on back

16" h x 20" w x 1.5" d
2 lbs. 15 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.