Princeton Featured Artist
David Lidbetter is a full-time artist who works from his home in Quebec, Canada. He belongs to the Society of Canadian Artists and the Canadian Art Collective. His landscape paintings are featured in five galleries in both Ontario and Quebec. He regularly gives demonstrations on artist materials to art associations, schools, and art supply stores.
After many years of exploring various media and subject matter, Lidbetter has spent the last 10 painting highly identifiable and unquestionably Canadian landscapes in oil, watercolor, and casein. He is often found painting plein air works in areas such as Temagami, Ontario; Gatineau, Quebec; and Algonquin Park, Ontario.
It is no coincidence that his work is reminiscent of the vistas explored by other landscape painters such as Tom Thompson and The Group of Seven. In fact, David’s work has been recognized as highly collectible and has been described as “contemporary feeling Group of Seven scenes pared down to their essentials. [Where] mood seems more important than the actual details of forests, rivers, and skies.”
He said, of his ever-evolving work, “The scenes that capture me are often the ones that would immediately be overlooked by others. Something usually catches my eye, such as a change of light or a strong contrast of color and shapes.”