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David Ryden...a painter who wields oil with a palette knife 


You will find yourself smiling as soon as you see David's impressionist paintings. He is an abstract expressionist who is mainly interested in surface and prefers to work on large canvases painting fast with generous strokes. David's paintings are simple, direct, colorful, sometimes playful, and always inspiring.

David explains, “I’m self-taught. I like the freedom to try anything. My paintings are infused with texture and depth. I use an 8 inch palette knife and just go at it.”

In 2018, David sold his 1,000th painting. All paintings are original, he does not sell prints.

David focuses mostly on wildlife but he enjoys the challenge of any subject when creating his phenomenal art.    


​David Ryden paints in Savannah, Georgia. His daughter, Kristin, who lives in the Denver area, is David's Art Broker. Over the years, many of David's paintings were sold at CODA Studio Denver which was located in Cherry Creek North. 


In 2022, David was invited to paint at the historic and luxurious Broadmoor in Colorado Springs which is one of the most celebrated hotels in the world. The Broadmoor Galleries asked David to participate in the Broadmoor Art Experience. David painted live for two days while fans watched, asked questions, and inquired about acquisitions. 


Currently, David Ryden's paintings are being displayed and sold by Mitchell Hill,

a lovely shop and gallery on King Street in Charleston, South Carolina.

Please view David's art on the Mitchell Hill website or in person at their shop. 

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