Saturday, October 31, 2015

November FOBL Gallery Wall Artist

November FOBL Gallery Wall Artist
Dave Woodward
Watercolor and Color Pencil


Color Pencil
Each month, The Brentwood Library hosts two local artists on the Friends of the Brentwood Library (FOBL) Gallery Wall and Showcase Display. Please take a few extra moments the next time you visit to pause and savor these artists' creations.
Each artist who displays their collection on the FOBL Gallery Wall contributes one piece to the our Art Lending Library. With over 230 pieces to choose from, patrons are able to check them out for ninety days. This artwork is a beautiful addition to the library that includes original artwork in acrylics, oils, pen and ink, pastels, photographs, and water colors. A full, detailed description of most items can be found in the Digital Collection on the library’s website.
Artist Bio:
Dave Woodward is a native of Knoxville, Tennessee. After graduating from the University of Tennessee with a degree in forestry and wildlife, he moved to Nashville and began a 33-year career with the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency.
Shortly after retiring in 2006, Dave began painting, incorporating his love of the outdoors and wildlife into a variety of portrait and landscape paintings. Much of his work depicts scenes in and around middle Tennessee, using watercolor paint as his primary medium. He has also started working with color pencil on black paper to create several wildlife and portrait drawings.
Dave's creative interests extend to music as a songwriter and performer of original songs, many of which are related to wildlife and the environment. A member of ASCAP since 1975, he has had numerous songs recorded, ten of which charted on Billboard's Hot Country 100.
Currently, Dave works part-time with the Tennessee Civil War Preservation Association, giving him an outlet for his interest in Civil War history. Several of his color pencil drawings are dedicated to both Confederate and Union generals.
Dave lives happily with his wife Donna in Brentwood, and they have two grown children, Troy and Emily.