David Bareford

“Lush color harmonies and a sumptuous palette” describes the work of painter David Bareford. Born and raised in New Jersey, Bareford moved to New England after graduation from college.

Fascinated by the watercolor medium as a student, he achieved success early and had his work regularly shown in the exhibitions of the American Watercolor Society, Allied Artists of America and the National Academy of Design.

Cape Ann, just north of Boston, has been home to many nationally known artists and occupies a prominent place in the history of art in America. Compelled by a desire to live near the ocean, Bareford moved to Rockport in 1971. Soon a member of the Rockport Art Association, Bareford’s painting flourished in this environment.

Eventually, he turned his attention from watercolor to oil painting seeking to expand his vision and artistic expression. His paintings are distinctive for his rich use of color and his ability to “capture the moment”.

Moved by the subjects that interest him, he strives for continuing excellence. David Bareford has achieved international recognition with his large catalog of marine paintings and his many commissioned works. He is an elected member of many professional art organizations including the Copley Society. He is a Fellow of the American Society of Marine artists were he has served as the managing Fellow and is a member of the board.


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