David Fairrington, Combat Artist during the Vietnam War, wil give a historical background of Combat Art in general, and tell of his own experiences and show some of his work Sunday, April 1, at 2:00 pm in the Auditorium of the Jerry Pettis Veterans Administration Medical Center.
This is being sponsored by the Loma Linda Cultural Arts Association but since the subject matter is of special interest to veterans the venue has been changed from the Senior Center to the Veterans Hospital for this month’s meeting only.
As an Army Combat Artist Fairrington was “heart-struck by the suffering and moved by the quality and depth of the human spirit,” qualities reflected in the faces he painted and which now reside in the US Army Center of Military History in Washington, D.C. He says, “I paint straight from my heart. All hopes, fears, loves, hates go on the canvas. I look into myself and see into the image I am painting, and the spirit of that image flows through me onto the canvas.”
Fairrington grew up in Texas and graduated from Texas Tech University. After his military service he opened his own design studio, designing and executing more than 150 movie posters for major Hollywood producers. He was named a “Master Painter” by International Artist Magazine and his portraits are in many private and corporate collections. He also has painted portraits of many nationally know TV and movie celebrities. His interests are varied, and beside portraits, is expressed in still-life, figures, landscapes and seascapes, western art, and more recently, horses and dogs. He accepts commissions.
In addition he is active as a teacher with a busy schedule of classes in Yucaipa, Palm Springs, Cherry Valley, and Loma Linda.
For additional information please call: (909)796-2300 or (909)796-5778