David Vegt - Painting - Winter Sunset in Cumberland

$700.00 CAD

David Vegt - Painting - Winter Sunset in Cumberland

Oil on Panel

14" x 18"


Born and raised in Vernon, British Columbia, David Vegt currently resides in Cumberland in the beautiful Comox Valley on Vancouver Island.

Painting primarily on birch panel with oil paint, David is strongly influenced by traditional painters such as Eduard Manet, Ilya Repin, John Singer Sargeant, and Rembrandt van Rijn. David has from a young age been drawn to the traditional style of representational painting of the figure and has had the opportunity to meet and study with contemporary figurative artists Keita Morimoto, Odd Nerdrum, and Vincent Desiderio that are known internationally as accomplished master painters who paint in the traditional forms of oil painting . David also attributes much of his learning to his study of the texts Alla Prima, written by Richard Schmid and The Academy by Timothy Rees.  

David completed a Bachelor of Art with a double major in English and Fine Art from the University of the Fraser Valley, and was awarded the Fine Art Faculty Choice Award, as well as the Jacob-Marco Scholarship of Fine Art. More recently, David was selected as a finalist in the Art Renewal Center Salon Competition in New York, NY, for his painting of his two daughters, and was one of the top ten artists chosen to display work at the Representational Art Conference in Leeuarden, Netherlands. More locally, David was awarded second place at the Federation of Canadian Artists’ juried exhibition in 2018, for his naturalistic renderings of the Fraser Valley rural countryside. 

David has sold works of art to private collectors in Canada, the United States, France, Germany, the Netherlands and Australia.