David Dewey works primarily with watercolor and is known for his dynamic studies of landscape and architecture. Moon Glow celebrates the mysterious qualities of nighttime over an open ocean; planes of deep blue water and sky and luminous renderings of moonlight embody the ethereal qualities of light and space.
Skillfully depicting light, color, and water, Dewey employs saturated watercolors that evoke the stylistic techniques of Joseph Fiore’s landscape paintings, including using geometric shapes in near-abstract representations of nature and experimenting with bleeding color to connote large expanses of sky and earth. Dewey’s decades-long mentorship under Joseph Fiore characterized by plein air painting and the study of geometric forms exemplifies the legacy of instruction at Black Mountain College (BMC), and his work and career demonstrate the significant evolutions of subject, style, and technique by landscape artists connected to and inspired by BMC today. Moon Glow is part of this contemporary context for our Collection of landscape works by BMC artists.