David Wilson's recent works depict loosely rendered images of urban settings either at night or during the transitional period of day one finds between darkness and light. His images, painted with a luminous, rainy-day slickness, are a constant source of wonder here at the gallery. David was kind enough to e-mail us some images of a work in progress to shed some light on his meticulous yet fluid process.

Also coming up in the world of David Wilson,  the Splash Art Auction: David donated his work, "Any Road Will Do". The auction is an annual event that benefits Vancouver's well known Arts Umbrella Association. 

David Wilson, Any Road Will Do 2012
acrylic on canvas
36" x 36"
courtesy of the artist

About Arts Umbrella:

Arts Umbrella's mission: Inspiring Kids for Life Through the Arts!

Arts Umbrella is a not-for-profit arts education centre for children and youth ages 2 to 19. Arts Umbrella is committed to delivering the highest quality visual and performing arts education to young people, regardless of their socio-economic circumstances.

Arts Umbrella caters to children of all artistic interests and skill levels— from pre-school to advanced pre-professional training. More than 270 tuition-based classes and numerous outreach classes occur each week, with innovative and high-quality instruction provided by almost 200 dedicated artists and arts educators.

The array of topics is exceptionally diverse and includes, architecture, cartooning, computer and classical animation, dance, film making, media arts, painting and drawing, printmaking, photography, sculpture, theatre and video game design. Using the best-quality instruction and materials, classes balance fun and creative expression with rigor and discipline.

Parents can enroll their children in Arts Umbrella classes held at the Granville Island facility throughout the year. They can apply for bursary funding to offset the cost of participation in most tuition-based programs. Children may also be able to take advantage of Arts Umbrella's free-of-charge outreach programs, organized through specific schools in Metro Vancouver and elsewhere in the province.