David Rettker

Region: Midwest

Website: http://www.rettker.com

City / State: Chicago, IL

My paintings are an appreciation of ordinary, often unseen moments in our everyday lives. My recent subjects are city scenes or landscapes; it fascinates me that finding inspiration is as simple as taking a walk.

My favorite paintings start and end fast. Beginning with a quick layout of value and colors, I try to stick with a simple palette and broad, gestural strokes to preserve the original, spontaneous inspiration of the piece.