(left). Sometimes It Causes Me to Tremble (right)
David Anderson was always drawing and painting. He studied theatre, and was a speech and drama major in college. He planned to teach, but never took an art class. After a couple of years at school, he moved to Florida to take care of his parents, and really started to painting seriously. The death of his brothers in the war and his mother in a a freak accident had a profound effect on his art and drove him into a world of mystical dreamlike surrealistic images as he tried to make some scense of it all. Draped fabrics, and flags, drawers suspended in mid-air, transparent ghostly faces, and out of context body parts are indicative of David's work.
He started working in oil, but had to switch to acrylics, because he had a very toxic reaction to the chemicals that are used in oils. He worked with thin washes of color in layers to get the transparent qualities of oil with water based mediums.
David Anderson met Estelle Marsh at Beaux arts, she became his agent and later his partner in Anderson-Marsh Galleries in 1974 at 5149 Central Avenue in St. Petersburg.
Anderson was always drawing and painting. He started a career in theatre, was a speech and drama major in college and I was planning to teach theatre. He never took an art class. After two and a half years at school, he moved to Florida and really started to paint seriously. He started working in oil, but had to switch to acrylics, because he had a very toxic reaction to the chemicals that are used in oils.
David constantly read and studied literature, philosophy and religion, always seeking answers to the great existential questions. Some people say he painted his questions.
David Anderson and ydney Stern started the Contemporary Arts School at Beaux Arts with Tom ...(according to Boo)
"David Anderson painted Mother in lace and oleander." according to Tom