Sourced images, found online or from archival photographs gathered over my years of designing for print media.
My frames, like the images, are found hiding in corners of local thrift stores, garage sales and online marketplaces.

“You’re only given one little spark of madness.
You mustn’t lose it.”

Robin Williams

Learn the rules like a pro, so you can break them like an artist

– Picasso


David Rigler,

I cherish the times of day when light is everything.
When a single moment can transform the everyday, into that perfect moment in time.
To seek the infinite subtleties of low light and the stories hidden in the shadows.

I love faces that have history and joy, the eccentric, the difficult and the ordinary, celebrating both the human of us and the infinite fantasticality of nature.

Primarily working in gouache and watercolours, I consider myself a portrait artist struggling to break the boundaries of hyper-realism.

I started work within the newspaper industry in the early 70s as a designer and illustrator.
I now paint full time from my home in Campbell River, British Columbia

In 2019 I introduced Ol’son, my ARV (Arts Research Vehicle), a fully renovated 1985 Grumman Olson Step Van, converted into a mobile art studio, with which I hope one day to travel across Canada, painting my way from coast to coast.

It’s the final days of 2021 and progress has continued with Ol’Son and the completion of my new studio. 
I’m hunkered down for a winter of painting and projects and look forward to seeing the return of a healthier world, physically and emotionally.

You can follow me on facebook @mythoughtsexactly or on instagram @mythoughts3xactlee/

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