As a student of the traditional approach to landscape painting, I believe nature to be the greatest teacher. Only by being there can one learn to see the subtleties which are the defining aspects captured by those who have created the richest landscape art throughout history. When outside, an exhilarating energy comes with the changing light and weather, and the challenge to capture what I feel to be the essence of a place at a particular moment in time.
Dave Dodge paints landscapes, primarily en plein air, and is a continual student of nature and traditional landscape art. His love of the outdoors and the landscape began in the Connecticut River valley of western New Hampshire where the farmland looks to Mount Ascutney. Art began to be a focus for him at Kimball Union Academy which provided a foundation for Syracuse University where he majored in illustration and studied advertising design. Graduating with a BFA, he moved to Westport Connecticut and began work as a designer in the metropolitan New York area. He came 'home' to New Hampshire in the mid-eighties and continued to work as a designer. When a friend, the painter John Sirois, introduced him to outdoor painting he became instantly hooked.
He and his wife Kathryn reside on East Mountain in Peterborough and enjoy traveling to new places along with regular painting/hiking trips to their favorite spots in the White Mountains, Maine coast, Nantucket, California, Arizona, and Scotland.
East Mountain Rd
Peterborough, NH 03458
York Harbor, 18x24, oil/linen, painted on location
Vermont Farm, 12x16, oil/linen, painted on location
Harbor Morning, 16x20, oil/linen, painted on location, York Maine
Sugar Hill Farm, 16 x 20, oil/linen, painted on location
Edie's Place (Mary's Farm), 16x20, oil/linen, painted on location
Pleasant Valley - 16 x 20, oil on linen, painted on location.
Artist Bluff - 11 x 14, oil on linen, painted on location, Franconia NH.
Stowe Farm, 11x14, oil/linen, painted on location.
Dublin Morning, Monadnock - 24 x 36, oil on linen, commissioned
Rocky Pature, Harrisville 14 x 18, oil/linen, painted on location
Monadnock, 18x24, oil/linen, painted on location