David Lloyd Glover
Photo by Amyn Nasser
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David started work as a full time professional artist in 1969. His early years were as a newspaper illustrator creating 6 original pieces a week working to a daily noon deadline. Among other authors, he illustrated for Pulitzer Prize winning newspaper columnists Russell Baker of the New York Times and Nicholas Von Hoffman of the Chicago Daily News. He learned the value of a disciplined approach to his creative work that has served him well.
Glover moved away from the daily grind of newspaper work to excel in the advertising agency business. After years of creating award-winning campaigns the lure of the artist’s studio beckoned once more. This time he turned to mastering the difficult medium of translucent watercolors using the classic British technique. Almost immediately he was represented by two major galleries in Vancouver, British Columbia and quickly earned a reputation for his work as a watercolor master.
After three galleries in Los Angeles began to represent his work in the 1980’s, Glover opened a Southern California studio in Pacific Palisades overlooking Malibu beach. Working in that sunny environment set him on a path to establishing his reputation with movie celebrities, recording stars and business leaders in the United States. His paintings were featured in a number of international art fairs and that exposure led him to Asia. Japan was a hot art market in the late 1980’s and David’s work was highly sought after by the Japanese collectors. Year after year, he was traveling to the orient to appear in one-man exhibitions. Each and every art event was total sell out show and his collector following grew larger every year. Glover had also begun working in oil and acrylic on canvas utilizing his emotional application of light and shade with a vivid impressionist palette. As well as travelling exhibitions throughout every major city in Japan, Glover was exhibited in the largest gallery on Beverly Hill’s Rodeo Drive.
Glover has been an ardent admirer of the artistic styles of the Impressionist like Monet, Pissarro and Sisley. He was also inspired by the art of American painters namely Winslow Homer, John Sargent, James Whistler and Andrew Wyeth. David lives and works at his studio in Southern California.