~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~[NOTE: This blog appeared on this website that was lost due to previous web hosting issue. This was recovered from backup files and is included on this newer website version]
Well I have been working on putting together a website that could be a place where I can share my journey in art and show some of the work I have done, Now since you are reading this Blog you have somehow found my new website, so …welcome to what I am calling "The Art and Imagination of David L. Friend". That's me, David L Friend, an artist with dreams, hopes and lots of paintings to share with you …so I hope you will look around and make yourself at home here.
I have been an artist all my life but the everyday urgencies of raising a family and making a living have had a big voice in how much time I could devote to artistic interests and making art. Recently one of these everyday urgencies was to become unemployed from my regular line of work, which had been as an architectural Drafter. This state of employment limbo has gone on for over 25 months. Wow! I can't believe it has really been that long? Well, The bright side of this is I have had more time to expand my artistic interests and this is the reason I have created this website.
This website is my online declaration as an artist. Here are the electronic walls where you can view my artwork. I have started by putting my oil paintings into the galleries and will add other work I am doing and have done time goes on. My intent is to share some of my work with you with the hope that it will be enjoyable to you as much as for me.
…let's get this thing started…