David More

LASTING IMPRESSIONS
Looking back, it has dawned on me that I have been painting seriously now since1972, the year I graduated from The Alberta College of Art. It hardly seems that long ago that I would head out into the foothills west of Calgary, truck loaded for the day with panels and paint and I would trudge off with a massive pack on my back. Occasionally I was mistaken for a prospector and in a sense I suppose I was looking for treasure. Sometimes I even found it and would attempt to put it onto a small panel and bring home my impressions of those special moments.

My wife Yvette suggested the name Lasting Impressions and it probably sums up things very well. I’ve been fortunate over all these years to wander fascinating areas of this country and other parts of the globe and respond through my art. When Kathy & Dave Foxcroft came to the studio recently to choose the exhibition, it was intriguing to see what they chose and the span of time it represented. It also revealed certain landscape themes that keep recurring. It turns out I like forests and the water that courses through them, gardens for their symbolism and their reach between nature and design, mountain forms for the power they force upon us, and the rural landscape and
the skies that stretch above them.

More than anything else I believe the landscape has given me an opportunity to get a lot of fresh air, see remarkable things and revel in the joy of using paint to express the timeless Sense of wonder it all provides.

I am extremely grateful.

David More

Aspen Autumnal VII, 2012, SOLD
Absolute Gold, North Raven, 2015, Oil on panel, 8 in. x 10 in
Aspen Autumnal, VI, A Quiet Pause, 2012, SOLD
Autumn Above Gabriel Lake, 2016, Oil on panel, 11 in. x 14 in
Benhaven, Early Sun, Winter Garden, 2015, SOLD
Buck Falls, 1991, Oil on canvas, 60 in. x 60 in
Cattle and Distant Storm, Oil on panel, 5.5 in. x 11 in
Evening Falling, Aspen Woods (Medicine Lake, AB), Oil on canvas, 40 in. x 48 in
Foothills Stream, Beaver Flats, 1978, Oil on panel, 8 in. x 10 in
Hazy Light at Benhaven Garden, 2015, Oil on panel, 12 in. x 12 in
High Summer's Veil, Oil on panel, 12 in. x 12 in
Hilltop Light-Morning, 2014, Oil on panel, 12 in. x 16 in
Inner Circle, 2016, Oil on panel, 12 in. x 12 in
Looking to the West Garden, 2011, Oil on panel, 11 in. x 14 in
Morning Road, Lazy M Lodge, Oil on panel, 12 in. x 12 in
Morning Wood's Smoke, 2015, Oil on panel, 12 in. x 16 in
Morning, Benalto Woods, 2015, SOLD
Pabineau Falls, 2015-16, Oil on canvas, 40 in. x 60 in
Pabineau October, 2015, Oil on canvas, 40 in. x 48 in
Plum Before Mountain Ash, 2014, Oil on panel, 16 in. x 12 in
Raven Stillness, 2009, Oil on panel, 12 in. x 12 in
Raven Symmetry, Oil on canvas, 40 in. x 48 in
Reflections on a Quiet Stream, Medicine River, 2015, Oil on panel, 6 in. x 6 in
Road to Spring, 2016, Oil on panel, 12 in. x 12 in
September Sentinal, 2015, Oil on panel, 12 in. x 12 in
September Stream-Prairie Creek, 2012, SOLD
September Stretch-Medicine River, 2015, Oil on panel, 12 in. x 12 in
Shadow Bridge, Benhaven, 2013, Oil on panel, 24 in. x 24 in
Smoke Above the North Raven, 2015, Oil on panel, 12 in. x 16 in
Soft September-Last Hill Creek, 2016, Oil on panel, 12 in. x 12 in
Spring Above Gilby, 2014, Oil on panel, 12 in. x 16 in
Storm Line, 2013, Oil on panel, 11 in. x 14 in
Storms to Come, 2016, Oil on panel, 12 in. x 16 in
Sun Chasing Morning, 2015, Oil on panel, 12 in. x 16 in
The Garden at Benhaven-Thinking of Normandy, 2014, Oil on panel, 24 in. x 28 in
The Inner Garden, 2014, SOLD
The Rangers' Pool, 1990, Oil on panel, 11 in. x 14 in
The Tay's Reach, 2009, Oil on panel, 12 in. x 12 in
Towers, 2000, Oil on panel, 16 in. x 20 in
Transpire, 2000, Oil on panel, 16 in. x 20 in
Warmth of March, 2012, Oil on panel, 6 in. x 6 in
Yvette's Garden, Morning Shadows, Schubert, 2004, Oil on panel, 11 in. x 14 in
Yvette's Garden-Snow Garden, Oil on panel, 12 in. x 16 in