This piece was painted from a photograph taken in Big Bend National Park of the Chisos mountains from a distance in the desert. The creosote was a deep green from recent rains and sky was very clear. It was still early morning and the sun was bouncing off some of the prickly pear pads.

- David Forks

Creosote, Cactus and Chisos

Oil painting on masonite board

Varnished and Ready to frame

Signed on front and back

16" h x 20" w x .37" d
2 lbs. 0 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.