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Dave Drinon

Allyn Cox Farm House, Essex
Allyn Cox Farm House, Essex

Dave paints in the tradition of the Boston School of landscape painters.

Dave is a lifelong New Englander with roots in Maine and having lived in New Hampshire and Massachusetts.  Although Dave came from an artistic family, he pursued a career as a financial advisor.  Nonetheless he continued to sketch and paint.  In 2008 Dave made the decision to transition from a successful career as a financial advisor to a career as a full-time painter.

Dave studied studio painting at the New Hampshire Institute of Art in Manchester NH.

Dave studied with Stapleton Kearns and David Curtis in workshops and with Thomas R Dunlay in workshops and privately at the Thomas R Dunlay teaching Studios.

  • Selected as Artist-In-Residence at the Whistler House Museum of Art in 2015, 2016
  • Juried artist member of the North Shore Arts Association in Gloucester MA 2016
  • Accepted into the Copley Society of Art in Boston MA 2017
  • Juried into the Rockport Art Association 2019
  • Selected artist for the 2020 and 2021 Cape Ann Plein Air Festival
  • Exhibited: Massachusetts State House, Boston MA; Bristol Art Museum, Bristol Rhode Island; Whistler House Museum of Art, Lowell MA; Andover Historical Society, Andover MA; Guild of Boston Painters, Boston MA; Copley art Society, Boston MA; Brush Gallery, Lowell; Millbrook Gallery, Concord NH and the North Shore Arts in Gloucester MA among others.
  • Passion: Painting outdoors in all the different times of the year and seasons around New England
  • Dave’s works are owned by individual collectors as well as institutions, such as the City of Lowell (Lowell City Hall); Enterprise Bank in Lowell MA; Boston Partners Financial Group in Andover MA, Lowell Community Health Center, Lahey Clinic, MKtix Company and Toast Vodka in Fort Lauderdale FL among others
  • Dave maintains a north light studio at the Western Ave Studios in Lowell MA #512