David Tierney paints both Vineyard scenes and contemporary abstract pieces, using a rich palette of colors that include burnt oranges, burgundy, pale greens, and deep violet blues. Using wood panels as a support for his work, the patterns and textures of the surface become part of the painting, lending it a unique feel which cannot be achieved with canvas and gesso.
Asking Dave about his work, he says "I am a "tell it like it is" artist, with many styles & approaches - from island landscapes to contemporary works of sorts... primarily oil paint on wood panels." His landscape work draws on the natural surroundings of his studio and his travels around the island, while the contemporary work reflects an interest in design developed at the Art Institute of Philadelphia and the Art Institute of Boston at Lesley University.
To purchase work from David Tierney, please contact the artist directly at 508-560-5557 and visit his studio at 60 Hines Point Drive in Vineyard Haven.