A third-generation Colorado native, David Newton grew up familiar with Colorado’s beautiful scenery all around him, and many of his works have followed this course through Rocky Mountain landscapes, with realism and his own personal style. Newton has shown his work for years in Greeley, Estes Park, and Loveland, most recently at The Master's Fine Art in Loveland, Colorado, and now in his private gallery in Greeley, Colorado. Newton has received national recognition for his renditions of space art. Also known for still-life presentations, Newton was a recent (August 2009) award winner in FineArtViews Painting competition with his "Family Heirlooms I." Among Newton's distinctive religious pieces, "Remember" has been one of Newton’s most favored original paintings.
Thoughts from David Newton:
As I believe the chief end of every man is to glorify God, so it follows the purpose of one’s created art is to glorify the Creator. Though all humans are made in the image of God, with initiative and creative thought, we ought not be too impressed with ourselves, nor with what we might produce. Being still, being humble, praying to have eyes that see – these are all qualities which can allow one to see hope and opportunity where others might despair. Solutions to problems – from the general question of what to paint, to the specific answer of what to do quickly when a big black smear covers up your whole creation unexpectedly?! – these are some of the things from which art is made. Vision and perseverance are necessary, for artists and all people to thrive and reach their potential.
God has given me a joy in painting for over forty years, and the privilege of painting professionally more than a decade of those years. I have been learning to seek ‘whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable ... anything excellent or praiseworthy, (and to) think about such things’ (The Bible - Phil. 4:8). It is my pleasure to be able to share this with others.