“My artwork can be seen to not only be inspired by nature but respectful of it too.”-David Munroe

Sanctuary: Acrylic, Wax, and Spray Paint on Canvas.

 Usually, I am the one who seeks and searches for new hidden gems to share on RR, but this time around it was RebelliousRebel who was found.  This featured artist of the week is special for the simple reason I believe it was an act of fate. I believe it was a genuine act that deserved a response. The same response that I would give even if I was doing the seeking. I am very open minded and I would like to think my readers are as well. It is a promised that I made and I hope it lives up to the expectation.

David Munroe is a Glasgow-born artist who is inspired by the great art and industrial architecture. His distinctive style is a representation of abstract, industrial, and above the earth. He is very much inspired by nature, the natural world, and the oceans.

His paintings are created with a large assortment of materials that he has experimented with over time. They are consistently manipulated using extreme temperatures to create striking and complex textures. The process of extreme heat and cold temperatures helps the textures form into interesting results.This technique shows the raw beauty that exists in the natural environment. His abstract series are heavily influenced by nature focusing on the beauty that is often overlooked in everyday activities. David’s creative process is determined by experimenting with unusual materials found in the natural environment. His research leads him to understand that manipulating the materials shows a different perspective to his abstract paintings.

His work is filled with warm and inviting colors that reflect a mere illusion or misperception. The paintings appear vague and obscure but are full of depth along with meaning. I find his work to be on the surface more marbelized and contemporary than abstract. But that is the beauty of art isn’t? Nothing is quite as it seems. And David Munroe’s paintings are not quite as they seem.

To follow and see more of his work visit David Munro here.