Born in Whitehorse, Yukon in 1958, David Antonides has studied in Vancouver, Europe and at the Art Students League of New York. He has a studio in Vancouver and also paints in New York. The course of David’s work has lead to a focus on cityscapes and urban behavior. ‘There is spirit and nature in the city. We can feel it, although we may not always know where to see it.’ His work is focused on watercolor – but in an approach that creates a weight and drama not normally associated with this typically transparent and fragile medium. ‘I want to explore the contrast between the subtlety of complex transitions and the strength of dense, robust marks’. He is currently working with New Leaf to translate this work through aquatint etchings.