All of the paintings I have done have a special meaning to me. And what I am trying to do now is to write down that meaning, that special story, that inspired me to do that painting. But at times, someone tells me their story that they see in my art and, well, they express those feelings better than I ever could. Here is a quote from 2015 from someone who has given me permission to share her wonderful story:
"David, I thought I'd share this story with you, as it tells why I am a fan of your art, particularly the 3 angels: I am the youngest of 3 sisters. Our father passed away in January of 1998-- during the time of the '98 Ice storm. Since then, my two sisters and I have made a tradition of visiting our father's grave in January, around the anniversary time of his passing, and we make snow angels! (You have to imagine 3 women in their 50s and 60s making snow angels, and enjoy the laugh). Anyway...several years ago, my eldest sister, found your Three Angels prints for sale, and purchased 3 copies...one for each of us. My sisters and I each have them hung in our homes as a reminder of our yearly tribute to our beloved dad, year around. Thank you"
What a charming and touching story. I am truly grateful when people reach out to me with stories like that.
What do you see in this painting?
David Dossett is the owner and an artist of Martello Alley. He captures wonderful moments of quiet reflection through his imagery of nature and his home town of Kingston, Ontario. He also engages us to think about simpler times of youthful innocence with his whimsical paintings of children playing.
This provides us with a moment to leave the negativity in world behind and refresh ourselves with memories of joyful times.
David's work can be found at Martello Alley or online at MartelloAlley.com.