David Calrow was filmed for Colour In Your Life in 2012, but his episode has not been shown in its entirety on Youtube until now.
David Calrow passed away in 2016 and his gentle nature and wonderfully detailed artworks are greatly missed. Colour In Your Life extends our deepest sympathies to David’s loved ones.
David Calrow’s meticulously detailed artworks are inspired by the historic pubs and abandoned buildings he has encountered on extensive travels through the Australian Outback.
His intricate renditions bring every tiny detail to life and his understanding of light and shade invite the viewer to look into the shadows where they’ll find even more elements to the ‘story’.
Reptiles – and particularly Australian lizards – were one of David’s favorite subjects and he painted them with a familiarity that gives the animal quality of being right there. The detail of scale, claw, eye, and expression is exquisite, creating a presence that is both enigmatic and revealing.
Adding further complexity to his paintings, David often created a surrealistic quality by merging creatures into a mosaic pattern that simply doesn’t look like it could have been created by hand. Hours of laborious work have gone into each and every one of David’s paintings.
In this episode, be immersed in David’s detailed process for creating wonderful depth in his artwork, and using his materials in very surprising ways!