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Dave Kaphammer


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  • Painting / Drawing
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Pastel Society of America - signature member
Internaitional Association of Pastel Societies - Master Circle member
Pastel Painters Society of Cape Cod - signature member, President
Connecticut Pastel Society, Pastel Society of New Hampshire - member
Copley Society of Art - artist member
Concord Art member

Awards in various national juried pastel shows - Connecticut Pastel Society, Pastel Society of New Hampshire, Pastel Painters Society of Cape Cod, Central Mass Pastel Society.
Awards at Pastel Society of America international juried shows

Taught pastel painting at Post Road Art Center in Marlborough MA, Out Of Line studio in Westborough. Conducted one day workshops for Pastel Painters Society of Cape Cod and Pastel Society of New Hampshire

Represented by Francesca Anderson Fine Art in Lexington MA.n jbgt
Artist Statement
Strong light and cast shadows can make the most ordinary scenes appear magical to me. Late afternoon light breaking through trees, reflecting off water, bouncing off cars, or streaking across a snowy landscape – makes me happy and hopeful. That delightful feeling is what I try to convey in my work.

Recently I’ve renewed an interest in figures and portraits, which has actually flourished during the pandemic through Zoom figure painting sessions. Connecting with a community of artists virtually every week has been really rewarding and enjoyable.

I’ve been painting in pastel for about 18 years - starting from weekly classes, and moving on to setting up a home studio and painting several times a week. I also manage to work full time as an engineer for Bose. Exercising my creative side definitely helps my engineering work, and a full time job definitely fuels my hunger and passion for artistic work.
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