about found frames

The majority of my inspiration comes from images found online and gathered from 40 years  working in the newspaper industry. I have been reluctant to sell… let alone show my paintings because of this.

It is the goal of my 2020 “More Hello’s than Goodbye’s Tour” to paint and photograph my way across Canada.
Starting from the sunny shores of Vancouver Island, I intend to drive my way across the country… searching for faces of inspiration and moments of light and wonder.

I am documenting the trip and introducing “GRUMM’P”.

My one year restoration of a 1985 Grumman Kurbmaster, is now in the final stages of construction… my biggest DIY ever!
I will be uploading the story documenting the building of “GRUMM’P”. and hope to convey the spirit of this journey with you.

Updates on departure dates and schedule to follow soon.


David Rigler, Artist:

I cherish the times of day when light is everything, which, in a single moment can transform what we see… into a perfect moment in time.

To seek the infinite subtleties of low light and the stories hidden in shadows, I love faces that have history and joy, the eccentric, the difficult, the ordinary.
I celebrate the human of us and the infinite fantasticality of nature, I hope you enjoy my passion as much as I do.
Primarily in gouache and watercolours, I consider myself a portrait artist struggling to break the boundaries of hyper-realism.

Graduating from high school was a lifetime ago, with an Arts Scholarship for Emily Carr… but never attended, instead choosing to work within the newspaper industry as a designer and illustrator.

I returned to painting seriously in 2005 and now paint full time from my home in Campbell River.

In 2019 I am introducing the “Grumm’p”.
My mobile ARV, Art RV, a portable studio, which I will used to travel across Canada in 2020, painting my way from coast to coast. For the balance of 2019 I will be painting my way up and down Vancouver Island, looking for interesting people and places to paint. You can follow me on facebook @ my thoughts exactly.

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