About the Artist
The landscape, for me, represents our connection to the natural world. This connection to the outer world—to our environment—is something we all share. As human beings we also each have our own inner landscape of emotions and thoughts. I am interested in how these two kinds of landscape—inner, subjective, and outer, objective—relate to each other. In my work I seek to reaffirm this connection to the landscape—to the environment and to nature. My hope is that I can create something beautiful that people can enjoy and be moved by.
David Munford is a painter and printmaker whose work deals primarily with the landscape as subject. Originally from Colorado, he studied painting and printmaking at the Art Institute of Boston, later relocating to the Catskill Mountains of New York State, where he currently lives and works. Inspired by the natural beauty of the Catskills and Hudson Valley region, he often paints on location, “en plein air,” preferring to work directly from nature as much as possible. Through his printmaking he further explores the idea of landscape as a representation of our human connection to the natural world, and environmental issues, often employing a more abstract approach in his work. Munford holds a B.A. from Empire State College and an MFA from the State University of New York in New Paltz.