Dave Rodgers

Classes + Workshops

To register for ongoing classes with Dave Rodgers, feel free to contact them directly at the links above!

Class Schedule

Thursday 6:00 am - 9:00 pm

To say, I, like many others, enjoy colour and light and how they play off each other is an understatement. I love for my paintings to jump off the canvas full of life, vibrancy, and passion.

Growing up in small-town Ontario, Dave enjoyed running, cycling, camping, hiking, and swimming. He developed an appreciation of the beautiful seasons – the brilliant fresh green of spring, the warm and soothing hues of summer and the stunning reds, oranges and yellows of fall followed by the deep sleepy whites and deep blues of winter. That has been usurped by the sheer awe of the mountains here in Alberta. The shocking blue sky and strong proud grey of the mountains! Chris and his wife enjoy hiking through the Rockies which is such an amazing joy. It is fulfilling and peaceful. We are so blessed to live in such an amazing country with so many diverse and beautiful regions!

Dave started painting in 2017 at his wife’s urging. She bought him several sampler workshops and he works in both oil and acrylic. As a follow up, he studied with local artists such as: Doug Swinton, Nancy Hughes, Sue Contini and T. Michael Downs.

“I paint in a loose, realistic style. I use both pallet knifes and brushes either exclusively in a painting or at times combined in one piece. Topics include landscapes, mountain vistas, wildlife, floral, and still life. My goal is to capture the essence of the scene with emphasize on the colours, texture, direction and magnificence of light and the interplay of them together.

This, I believe, is what brings my paintings to life for all to enjoy.”

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