David Carter
New Salem, Massachusetts

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.

Adagio V (a)
40" x 30" , oil painting

Adagio XXXIX
24" x 24" , oil painting

Adagio XLII
24" x 24" , mixed media artwork

Adagio XXXII
24" x 24" , oil painting

Adagio XXX
24" x 24" , oil painting

24" x 24" , oil painting

Adagio XLIV
24" x 24" , oil painting

24" x 24" , oil painting

Adagio (a1a)
30" x 24" , oil painting

Adagio XXIII
30" x 30" , oil painting

24" x 24" , oil painting

Fantasia (263)
8" x 8" , mixed media artwork

Della Terra XXV
18" x 24" , oil painting

Adagio VIII
40" x 30" , oil painting

Speak with David

David Carter 6/22/2017 | 7:13 PM

I'll be having a large 60" x 60" paintings on view at the Fitchburg Art Museum here in Massachusetts through Labor Day as part of a juried exhibition there. Glad to participate.

David Carter 6/22/2017 | 7:11 PM

Very happy to be just one of 30 artists nationwide to be participating in the Crate & Barrel / UGallery collaboration selling original artwork on the www.crateandbarrel.com website.

David Carter 3/3/2017 | 11:23 AM

I'm happy to have two large paintings featured in the Winter edition of the national juried contemporary arts quarterly magazine Studio Visit. This issue was curated by Jessica Roscio of the Danforth Art Museum.

David Carter 7/21/2016 | 2:23 PM

Happy to announce that my large painting Motet, 60" x 60", has been selected into the annual juried show at Galatea Fine Art in Boston, curated by Julie Burros, Chief of Arts and Culture for Boston. Show will be up August 3 - 28, with an opening reception on August 5th from 6-8pm.

David Carter 6/29/2016 | 4:53 PM

Pleased to have one of my larger paintings, (Memory I, 60" x 60"), included in the national juried show "Patterns", at the Attleboro Arts Museum for the month of July. Also very pleased that they placed the painting very prominently on it's own wall, facing the Museum's main window to the outside.... in a way having my work represent the show to the outside world. Very nice and much appreciated. Some pictures on my web site, www.davidskillicorn.com

David Carter 9/26/2015 | 4:48 PM

Very nice interview and critique of my work out in the paper this week, along with a wonderful short video showing me at work in my studio which they've put up wiht the article on their web site. Hope you get a chance to read it and see it: http://www.recorder.com/home/18620883-95/artbeat-david-skillicorn-its-not-rational-its-not-literal-its-a-feeling

David Carter 9/26/2015 | 4:45 PM

Pleased to announce that about ten of my paintings, and a long review are included in volume VI of the contemporary arts magazine Inspirational, out September 2015. Here is a link to their site: http://thetextileblog.blogspot.com/p/inspirational-magazine.html

David Carter 9/26/2015 | 4:42 PM

Opening reception tonight (9/26/15) at the Zullo Gallery south of Boston in Medfield MA for the 21st annual Juried Exhibition. My painting della terra XIV is included in the show, which will run through November 7th. If you're in the area, I hope you can stop by.