How do you define an “Urban Realist”? Self-described as such, this accomplished watercolorist is making colorful waves on our nation’s West Coast. Who and where?
The Channel Islands Maritime Museum in Oxnard, California, is the current host of a great series of large-format watercolors by Daven Anderson. Titled “The Rivers,” the exhibition features about 48 paintings and continues to grow as Anderson works. A U.S. Naval Academy graduate, nuclear submariner, sailor, and artist, Anderson seeks to use his skillful watercolors to celebrate the life and work on our inland waterways from coast to coast.
Predominantly a self-taught artist, Anderson has spent years using watercolor to explore his fascination with urban life. Via his website, Anderson suggests, “One of his artistic intentions is to complete a series of approximately 65 works of the people and work on the inland waterway system.” Anderson is also the executive director of the Missouri Watercolor Society and managing director of the America Society of Marine Artists.
“The Rivers” opens on July 17 and will continue through September 24. To learn more, visit here.
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