David Simons

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MEDIUM: Oil Paint
SPECIALTY: ✔ Generalist

David Simons is a self-taught artist of over 30 years from Tubac, Arizona. His unique and captivating oil paintings have made him one of the most notable artists in the Southwest, with collectors worldwide.

Displaying a range of diverse subjects in his work, David brings his signature style to life with scenes from the southwest, seascapes, portraits, still life, and more. David also hosts workshops on oil painting and is a renowned artist not only by Arizona locals, but national publications such as Southwest Art, Art Talk Magazine, and Arizona Highways.

“Oil painting for me is a meditative experience – essential to my wellbeing, and a necessary part of my life. Painting brings me great joy, and, I hope, uplifts the hearts of those who view my work.

I like to explore the subtle ways that light affects the subject. I also enjoy color, but the value relationships in a scene are what interest me most. I also like to emphasize the abstract nature of what surrounds us.”

Artwork by Tony Bianco
Artwork by Tony Bianco
Artwork by Tony Bianco
Artwork by Tony Bianco
Artwork by Tony Bianco

David’s EXPERTISE

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Specialty: ✔ Generalist

Technical:

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Colour and Composition

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Technique Demos

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Studio Setup for Art Production

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Providing Art Critiques

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Teaching How to Self Critique

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Alla Prima

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Suggestive Brushwork

MARKETING & BRANDING:

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Shows and Exhibits

Business:

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Selling Online

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Running your art business the day-to-day

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Studio Time Management

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Products, Prints, & Reproductions

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MORE ABOUT THE ARTIST

Artwork by Tony Bianco

Awards

  • Signature member of the American Impressionist Society

  • Member of the Oil Painters Of America

  • Distinguished Artist Member of the Tucson Plein Air Painter's Society

  • Founding member of the Plein Air Painter's Society of Southern AZ

  • 2009 Tubac Center of the Arts, Members Open - Award of Excellence

  • 2008 Oil Painters of America National Exhibit - Award of Excellence

  • 2004 "Artistic Creations of Our Southwest" - Best In Show

  • 2004 Tucson Plein Air Painters Distinguished Artists Show

Notable Press

  • Southwest Art - August 2008

  • Art Talk Magazine - "Artists Worth Watching" - January 2007

  • Arizona Highways - Featured Artist - November 2006

  • The Tubac Villager - Cover Artwork and Feature - October 2006

  • Tucson Home Magazine - Spring 2005

  • The Connection - Cover Piece - April 2004