David Nichols’s approach to impressionism is to create art that is just that, an impression. His paintings capture the essence of the subject, the way it speaks to him. The work may be beautiful, dramatic or just fun. Many times it stirs a memory for the viewer. His subjects are varied and include city scenes, landscapes and figures, especially those in the food and wine profession. His paintings typically bring you right in, make you comfortable and invite you to stay awhile.

Much of his current work is about creating images that are uplifting, using a softened color palette on familiar subjects. He also enjoys creating images with contrasts via a light source that produces highlights and shadows, producing a level of drama. He is always seeking new ways to involve the viewer by allowing them to interpret various passages in the painting.

Mr. Nichols has been a professional artist since 1986. He is accomplished in the mediums of oil, watercolor and acrylic, and even though each has its own attraction, he finds the richness of color and the buttery nature of oils the most alluring. He has exhibited in juried art exhibitions throughout the Southeast and has received numerous awards for his paintings. His works can be found in private and corporate collections in the United States and abroad.


Having lost both my parents to cancer, I am keenly aware of the ongoing need for research to eliminate cancer’s threat to life and families. I am honored to participate in tonight’s ArtBLINK to help further this effort.