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The two comments that David M. Kessler always hears from people who see his work for the first time are “I love your use of color!” and “I love the energy in your work!” His high level of energy comes through on the canvas in the form of expressive brushstrokes and movement- filled composition. As David says, “I use the process of abstraction to create paintings utilizing spontaneity as a conduit for creativity.” It is this spontaneous release of emotion onto the canvas that creates bold, colorful, expressive and dynamic paintings.

David’s ability, from a young age, to draw accurately and visualize in three dimensions lead him to a 30-year professional career in architecture, from which he is now retired. His spontaneous painting approach was initially developed as a counterpoint to his architecture work, something he has coined as “Structure vs. Spontaneity” – a concept that continues to inform his work.

Although his process is spontaneous, he realizes that a painting must have a formal structure, just as a building has a structure to support it. He finds this structure through the use of the design elements of line, shape, value, color and texture.

When not in the studio David can usually be found riding his bike in a charity event or on the local mountain bike trails, fishing at a farm pond, relaxing at the beach or spending time in the outdoors enjoying the beauty of the natural environment, which always seems to inspire his work and refresh his soul.

In addition to painting, David teaches abstract painting workshops in several states including North Carolina. David’s bold, energetic and colorful works can be found housed in corporate and institutional collections in North Carolina and private collections in the United States, Canada, Mexico and Europe.


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Originals Paintings by David Kessler

DAVID KESSLER Evening 6 pin

David Kessler
Title:  Evening 6
Medium: Acrylic on Canvas
Size: 24 x 24″ 
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DAVID KESSLER Turning Point pin

David Kessler
Title:  Turning Point
Medium: Acrylic on Canvas
Size: 24 x 24″ 
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DAVID KESSLER Living is Believe 10 pin

David Kessler
Title:  Living is Believing 10
Medium: Acrylic on Canvas
Size: 24 x 24″ 
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DAVID KESSLER Red Love 9 pin

David Kessler
Title:  Red Love 9
Medium: Acrylic on Canvas
Size: 24 x 24″ 
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DAVID KESSLER Moovin and Groovin 11 pin

David Kessler
Title:  Moovin and Groovin 11
Medium: Acrylic on Canvas
Size: 24 x 24″ 
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DAVID KESSLER Red Love 3 pin

David Kessler
Title:  Red Love 3
Medium: Acrylic on Canvas
Size: 12 x 12″ 
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DAVID KESSLER In the Flow pin

David Kessler
Title:  In the Flow
Medium: Acrylic on Canvas
Size: 40 x 16″ (Can hang horizonal or vertical)
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Midnight in the Garden pin

David Kessler
Title: Midnight in the Garden 3
Medium: Acrylic on Canvas
Size: 40 x 30
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David Kessler Abstract Artist 3 pin

David Kessler
Title: Midnight in the Garden
Medium:Acrylic on Canvas
Size:30 x 30
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Comet 3 pin

David Kessler
Title:
Comet 3
Medium: Acrylic on Canvas
Size: 12 x 12
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Comet 4 pin

David Kessler
Title:
Comet 4
Medium: Acrylic on Canvas
Size: 12 x 12
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Morning Fog pin

David Kessler
Title: Morning Fog
Medium: Acrylic on Canvas
Size: 30 x 40
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David Kessler Comission 1 pin

David Kessler
Title:
Tranquil I
Medium: Acrylic on Canvas
Size: 16 x 40
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David Kessler Comission 2 pin

David Kessler
Title:
Tranquil II
Medium: Acrylic on Canvas
Size: 16 x 40
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