ABOUT THE ARTIST
David Cuin is a watercolorist of the traditional, realist school incorporating the soft, atmospheric capabilities of the medium into his work while maintaining a crisp attention to detail. His professional, technical career in construction lends structure and form to the depiction of the buildings and man-made subjects that, together with landscapes, form the greater part of his preferred subjects. His technical background does nothing to inhibit his use of the unique qualities of watercolor to depict the dramatic effects of light on his subjects but profoundly informs his thorough understanding of the medium's language. Paintings of Colorado, and the Cotswolds, England, are among his favorite locations and portraits of buildings are a specialty.
Cuin has also achieved success in the art of fused glass, lending a further dimension to his artistic expression. His appreciation of design, composition and technology has led to a successful line of art glassware that has been available through Colorado galleries for over 14 years.
Cuin's watercolors have appeared in Artist's Magazine and in the North Light book Artistic Touch 5, a compendium of American art. In 2013, he authored "Take Control of Color – Creating Drama & Impact in Arts & Crafts," a book aimed at helping those who are creative in any medium to understand and use color in their work to greater effect. In 2014, he launched a second book, a photo-journal, co-authored with a friend, depicting life in Evergreen, Colorado, his American home. David holds a Bachelor of Science degree, summa cum laude, from the University of Manchester, England, is an Associate of the Manchester College of Science and Technology and a Signature Member of the Colorado Watercolor Society.
David has attended workshops with top American watercolorists Tom Lynch, Tony Couch, Cheng-Khee Chee and Thomas Schaller, and premier Australian artists David Taylor, and Joseph Zbukvic, and has studied extensively with other prominent artists. He has exhibited his award-winning watercolors in New Jersey and Colorado and has work in private collections in the USA and Britain. Cuin is a Past President of the Evergreen Artists' Association (EAA) and has also served on the Boards of various local art organizations including the Center for the Arts in Evergreen (CAE) and the Art Center Advisory Board. For fifteen years, Cuin has taught watercolor classes and workshops for the EAA, the Evergreen Parks & Recreation Dept., CAE, the Foothills Art Center, Golden, privately and in the UK. David founded Evergreen's Open Studio Tour.
Of his work, David Cuin says "Beyond personal satisfaction with the result, I have but two aims in my art. The first is to successfully capture the nuances, beauty, and drama of light as it reflects and refracts, highlights, silhouettes or softly illuminates a subject, an ideal to which I feel the medium of watercolor is uniquely suited. The second is to evoke a sense of place through traditional watercolor methods that will strike a chord with the viewer and engender positive and pleasing emotions."