This painting was inspired by a late afternoon drive home from work and sun setting on the tall trees near my home north of Houston, Texas. I took a quick photo from my phone to capture the color and then created a design of the trees with the cool shadow colors contrasted by the warm sunlit peeks.  This piece is on canvas board and will need a frame for display.

- David Forks

Sundown in Cypresswood

Oil painting on canvas board

Signed on front

20" h x 16" w x .12" d
0 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.