David Leadman


David Leadman, Walls Gallery, The Greenbrier, White SUlphur SPrings, WV, Jim Justice, West Virginia artistDavid’s perception of beauty originates in the Middle East of the 1960’s and the woods and wildlife of his native West Virginia. A serendipitous word from a Marshall University professor relieved David of the self-imposed requirement of a college degree and opened doors to full-time pursuit of the arts.

Keys to all the studios meant 24 hour access to weaving, ceramics, printmaking, and painting. Settling down to an undying love of oils took years.

A man of detail and precision, his tools are surprisingly unorthodox: razor blade, playing card, and sand paper. Each painting is woven, several layers exposed or hidden as the composition warrants.

David’s work has an over-all elegance that is never by accident. Paintings that in a reduced scale appear whimsical possess the purposeful richness of subtle color, varying line treatment, and restrained texture.

Update: Walls Gallery is now at The Greenbrier Resort in White Sulphur Springs, WV

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6 Responses to “David Leadman”

  1. Dee gallant 30. Apr, 2011 at 5:59 pm #

    why have we not seen all these wonderful paintings of yours, david? I LOVE them!

  2. Sharon Carlson 16. Nov, 2011 at 1:07 pm #

    Dynamic and energizing … Your use of color is inspiring

  3. Marie Pinschmidt 22. Jan, 2012 at 12:36 am #

    David, I’m so happy to see you painting and exhibiting your own unique work. You used to do my framing when I lived there – so long ago – and you once told me, “Marie, I’ve never seen you do a bad sky; now, if you could just paint the rest of the scene as well.” LOL.

    Best of luck with your work and your gallery; it looks lovely.

  4. Marie Pinschmidt 16. Feb, 2013 at 9:27 pm #

    Hello David,

    Long time, no talk. I just discovered you have a gallery at the Greenbriar? Or your work is shown there? That’s wonderful. You’ve come a long way since your framing business.

    I’m now doing more writing than paintings. Have published three novels and a memoir. Recently interviewed by CloseUpTalkRadio out of N.Y. Have done seven interviews and one more to go next week.

    Your abstract art is wonderful. I’m glad you now have time for your creativity.

    Would love to hear from you.


  5. Kris M. 28. Feb, 2015 at 3:34 pm #

    My brother owns one of your gorgeous paintings. So impressive and fun to look at. Thanks for using your talents!


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David Leadman  Under the Eaves  40x60Under the Eaves oil on canvas – 40×60  Pilgrimage oil on canvas, 30×44   Attention Deficit SOLD  August in White SOLD