“Reflections”: Paintings by David John Rush

Date: Aug 29, 2013
Time: 10:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Location: Bernardsville Public Library

Artist David John Rush shares reflections of his life through his Whales of August by David John Rushremarkable watercolors and oils beginning Friday, August 2 and continuing through Thursday, August 29.

“As a young man, I would not hesitate to run off at any given moment to parts unknown, searching for adventure and subjects to paint,” said Mr. Rush. “Now, as an older man in my maturity, I reflect on these works and can remember both the happiest of times and the perilous ones when youth threw caution to the wind. But, here I am, alive to tell it all, still seeking adventure, but perhaps at a slower pace.”

His colorful life indeed is “reflected” in the still-lifes and landscapes on display. Memories, places and things are all captured in his masterful paintings.

David John Rush graduated from The Famous Artists School in Westport, Connecticut. He received his BFA from the Newark School of Fine and Industrial Art, Newark, N J, where he studied with Han Weingaertner, Samuel Brecher, Hannes Beckmann of Bauhaus fame, Leo Dee, Otto Hula, James Carlin and Annie Lennie. He has a degree in Technical Vocational Occupations from the Maryland Institute College of Art and is a certified teacher in New Jersey.

Artist Rush recently commented: “My aim is to bring as much beauty into this world and share it with as many as I can, while I can. Perhaps someday, there will be a book of my work in a dusty corner of a library that will still bring happiness to younger eyes.”

Mr. Rush has painted for more than fifty years working in Maine, Paris and parts of Europe. He is known internationally and has shown his work in numerous countries. Living in New Jersey, he continues to paint daily and is currently active in exhibiting, writing and teaching.


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