Anonymous on May 11, 2011
Absolutely beautiful painting! You are very talented and have a great perspective, very cool use of pen and watercolor. Shipped quickly and packaged securely. Great convo with the seller, thanks for the quick response to my question.
My practice is very direct. I create portraits of literary figures, musicians, artists, activists, and other personalities whose accomplishments have inspired or contributed to my own life and work. I collect photos from common sources such as Internet search engines, magazines, or book jackets. Using the photos as a reference, I begin each individual piece with an immediate gesture drawing that simplifies the face into shapes, allowing the ink to determine the features.
This series began in 2007 shortly after graduating from the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design. The thirty piece series that was on display at The Wired Monk Cafe, in Halifax, all sold to independent buyers. This initial success propelled me to continue producing portraits in a similar fashion.
I have since lived and worked in Halifax, Montreal and Peterborough, and have been active in my local art communities, consistently exhibiting work at art galleries, craft fairs and other venues. I also donate my artworks to a several charitable organizations.
In 2012 I relocated back to Nova Scotia, and bought an old farm house in rural Nova Scotia. I continue to create art and have printed a small series of coffee mugs with my portraits.
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David currently works as a Forestry Technician and creates art from his home in rural Nova Scotia. He has studied painting, drawing and illustration at the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design (NSCADU), graduating with a BFA in 2006.
Accepted payment methods
- Accepts Etsy gift cards
- Money Order
If paying through cheque, or money order, items will be shipped out once payment is received in the mail and the payment clears on my end.
PORTRAITS: My portraits will be safely enclosed in a sealed plastic cello envelope and stored between two flat pieces of board, all packed within a stiff cardboard mailer.
MIXED MEDIA: My mixed media pieces will be wrapped in parchment paper and bubble wrap, secured in packaging made from recycled cardboard boxes. Works on canvas will also be wrapped securely in bubble wrap, and then enclosed in recycled cardboard packaging. The large scale works on canvas may need additional preparation time prior to shipment due to their size.
Canada: approx. 2-6 business days
United States: approx. 6-10 business days
European Union: approx. 6-12 business days
If a package is held up in customs, it may take up to 8 weeks to be delivered (as this is beyond my control). Also if there are any duties, customs fees and applicable taxes that may be incurred they are the responsibility of the customer.
I ship through Canada Post, and list the most economical method of shipping, therefore most shipments do not have a tracking number. If you would prefer to have it sent Express and/or as Registered Mail and are willing to incur the costs, contact me to set up a custom order with your specific shipping requirements.
I will keep you updated with the status via Etsy conversations, and would appreciate it if you would let me know when the item is received. Thanks.
Refunds and Exchanges
Please be aware that the colors on computer screens vary, and may differ slightly from that of the actual item.
Additional policies and FAQs
I welcome custom portraits, drawings, and commissions. If you enjoy my shop, and are interested in something specific, please feel free to ask.
All art is copyright David Collier- sale of art does not transfer copyright or reproduction rights.