David Aris attributes his work to many influences, not the least of which is the shear joy of creating.
That alone has pushed me to explore and experiment in a multitude of mediums. I’m also influenced by visiting gallery’s and seeing amazing work by artists from around the world. David was also strongly influenced by his mom, who was a very talented woman and always encouraged him. After selling my first painting when I was 13, I realized that not only was painting and sculpting fun, but people seemed happy to buy it. A motivator, but not enough to keep me doing art work. Fact is I just love it. Teaching introduced me to a wide variety of artistic endeavors, simply because I wanted to show my students as many ways as possible to create. Silk painting , air brush, clay, water colours, acrylics, print making and more... David lives on Gabriola Island, in the midst of the Salish Sea.
I paint because I love it, and I am delighted that other people are finding joy in my work!