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David TobeyBiography: All visitors to this site are invited to attend "Wet Paint", that is an art show opening in New York at Pleiades Gallery 530 West 25th Street New York, NY this coming Saturday, April 19th. The exhibition includes paintings by artist, musician and educator David Tobey, who has invented ways of painting with with pigments, solvents and chemicals that for years have been considered to be incompatible with each other when applied wet to a canvas. Some of his unique paintings by this artist are on his web site at and read or print the complete media release for his show at Everyone (particularly artists, art students, art teachers and gallerists) are invited to attend the reception Saturday afternoon, April 19th from 3 to 6 to see these paintings. There will be live music by the artist himself on violin with keyboard accompaniment (David is also a regularly performing member of the Westchester Philharmonic); and there will be complimentary refreshments for all! David, son of the late well-known historical painter, illustrator and muralist Alton S. Tobey (1914-2005), is a lifetime resident of Westchester who started painting in his early childhood in his fatherís studio. He also had a serious interest in music, fostered perhaps in no small part by his mother Rosalyn Tobey, who was a distinguished concert pianist. In his teens, David studied art at The Art Students League in New York and violin at The Music Conservatory of Westchester. He subsequently gained admission to The Julliard School of Music and graduated there with a performance degree in 1975. He also holds a Master's degree in Art from The College of New Rochelle, in the city where he currently lives with his family. In addition to being a painter and sculptor, David enjoys a busy career as a violinist and teacher in the New Rochelle school system, and he performs with many New York City freelance orchestras and with Broadway shows. He also has appeared a number of times on radio and on TV discussing his art. David describes his work in his own words as: "exploring the aesthetic between visual abstraction and music ... and exploring energy and rhythm with a strict eye on the structured whole." A 2003 magazine review of his first one-man show in New York City describes his painting: "He rides the rhythms in his canvases and reigns them in, much as a composer co... to see complete biography, click on artist's name Country: USA Birthyear: 1955 Galleries: Gallery @ 49, NYC; Pleiades Gallery, NYC; Broome Street Gallery, NYC; Steve Bush Gallery, NYC; Salon West II, NYC; Outer Space Gallery, NYC; Marx Gallery, White Plains, NY; Castle Gallery, New Rochelle, NY; Mooney Center Gallery, New Rochelle, NY; The Art Barn, Greenwich, CT; ISOA Gallery, Greenwich, CT; Neustadter Galleries, DelRay Beach, FL; Cunningham Gallery, Hawthorne, NY; BID Gallery 542, New Rochelle, NY; Washington Square Gallery, Rye Brook, NY; Rye Town Park, Rye NY; Lumen Winter Gallery, New Rochelle, NY; James, Bedford, NY; Blue Door Gallery, Yonkers, NY; Horizon, Fleetwood, NY; The Museum of Arts & Culture, New Rochelle, NY; The Music Conservatory of Westchester, White Plains, NY; The Manhattan Boro President's Office, NYC Flat Iron Gallery, Peekskill, NY; Paramount Center for The Arts, Peekskill, NY; White Plains Museum Gallery, White Plains, NY; Katonah Museum Gift Shop, Katonah, NY; Awards: David does not enter art award competitions. Media: other, Acrylic Enamel Style: abstract
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