Holland Arts Council Features Douglas David’s Lush Oil Paintings of the Sea and Lake

The Holland Area Arts Council is proud to welcome master Artist Douglas David for both an exhibition, Waterscapes,  as well as an oil painting workshop in which participants will learn to capture the atmosphere and the wave of a seascape in this studio seascape.  The exhibition will be displayed in the Arts Council’s Lievense Gallery from October 3- November 10.   The public is invited to the exhibit Opening Reception on Thursday, October 3rd from 5:30-7:30 pm. David will be present and is providing an artist talk at 6 pm.   

David will also be teaching an oil painting workshop, Seascapes in Oil, that weekend on October 4th and 5th.  Over a two day period, students will create several waves and exciting seascapes. The first day will be spent in the studio, reviewing Douglas’s palette, concepts for seascapes, and demonstration with follow along. The second day, students will start at the beach to study real waves and gather references to complete more paintings in the afternoon. Douglas will leave time for individual discussion and review and encourage students to work in their own style so that finished works are your own.  The workshop runs from 10 am- 4 pm and the cost is $350. Fore a full class overview, or to register, please visit

Douglas David has painted his way across the country, capturing the beauty and spirit of the things he loves- tranquil country landscapes, sunrises and sunsets on his favorite beaches, a simple pitcher of spring lilacs or peonies, a lemon, lime or a slice of watermelon on a checked tablecloth. Paintings that reflect comfort, warmth meaning and simplicity: similar to everything important to him- his close knit family, life-long friendships, creatively fulfilling work and giving his best. A recipient of numerous regional and national awards and honors, Douglas’ teaching is a way of giving back and sharing some of his journey with those who choose to study with him. For more detailed information, visit

The Holland Area Arts Council is a nonprofit organization working to educate, engage and challenge the community through the arts.  The Arts Council is located at 150 East 8th Street. Call (616) 396-3278, email or visit for more information.