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Dave Kaphammer

I seek out inspiration in light and shadow. I am fascinated with warm low afternoon sun that creates drama and magic, gives form, and infuses a scene with emotion. The strength of trees, their blue shadows cast on virgin snow, or their reflections in ponds and creeks, to me are endlessly fascinating.


The mystery of water is another of my favorite subjects – abstract patterns, brilliant specular light, deep darks, soft mysterious reflections. Often, the most magical scenes appear in ordinary little ponds, creeks, or even puddles if one is open to them. 


I have studied with Jeanne Rosier Smith of Sudbury MA, and taken workshops with many accomplished artists. I currently live in Salem MA.  I have taught weekly classes at Post Road Art Center in Marlborough, and occasional workshops and demos.  


I am a signature member of the Pastel Society of America, the Pastel Painters Society of Cape Cod, and an artist member of the Copley Society of Art.  I have achieved Master Circle status with the International Association of Pastel Societies. I am an active member of the Rockport Art Association, Concord Art Association, the Pastel Society of New Hampshire, the Pastel Society of Connecticut, and serve as president of the Pastel Painters Society of Cape Cod. 


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