David Skillicorn

David Skillicorn

David Skillicorn Bio


“The real purpose of painting is to give pleasure. My work is an expression of joy. Joy in color. Joy in gesture. Joy in the act of creating itself." - Artist David Skillicorn


American abstract painter David Skillicorn sees painting as pure celebration. For more than 20 years, Skillicorn has dazzled clients with his luminous abstract artworks. Based in New York and Massachusetts, he has recently been exploring the complex spatial and color relationships of floral abstracts. Soft, sensual, and expansive, Skillicorn’s Botánica paintings breathe elegance, calm, joy, and exquisite beauty.


Interestingly, Skillicorn is a veteran documentary filmmaker whose Emmy award winning career spanned some 20 years. It was through film and cinematography that the artist not only fine tuned his eye for artistic detail and composition, but uncovered a passion for painting. While filming a story about artists on Cape Cod, he met up with a master painter at dawn to document his artistic process. As Skillicorn filmed, the artist set up his blank canvas, and with just five or six strokes, created what Skillicorn called - “magic”.

Though it had never occurred to him before, this single, artistic experience moved the filmmaker to himself become a painter.


Skillicorn pursued his passion, and for the past twenty years has been drawn to abstract painting because, for him, it is the most challenging, the most mysterious, and ultimately, the most magical. Skillicorn shows his work regularly at premiere galleries throughout the country and his paintings are part of innumerable public and private collections.





2020    Chase Young Gallery, Boston MA

2020    Amy Simon Fine Art, Westport CT

2020    White Room Gallery, Bridgehampton NY

2020    Trove Gallery, Park City UT

2020    Jack Meier Gallery, Houston TX

2020    Paul Mahder Gallery, Healdsburg CA

2020    Desta Gallery, San Anselmo CA

2020    Coastal Contemporary Gallery, Newport RI

2020    Paula Estey Gallery, Newburyport MA

2019    Chase Young Gallery, Boston MA

2019    Fitchburg Art Museum, Fitchburg MA

2019    White Room Gallery, Bridgehampton NY

2019    Trove Gallery, Park City UT

2019    Art Market Hamptons, Bridgehampton NY

2019    Paul Mahder Gallery, Healdsburg CA

2019    Desta Gallery, San Anselmo CA

2019    Art Aspen, Aspen CO

2019    Coastal Contemporary Gallery, Newport RI

2019    Diana Felber Gallery, West Stockbridge MA

2019    Paula Estey Gallery, Newburyport MA

2019    Elusie Gallery, Easthampton MA

2018    Paul Mahder Gallery, Healdsburg CA

2018    Diana Felber Gallery, West Stockbridge MA

2018    Coastal Contemporary Gallery, Newport RI

2018    Galatea Fine Art, Boston MA

2018    Paula Estey Gallery, Newburyport MA

2018    Elusie Gallery, Easthampton MA

2017    Fitchburg Art Museum, Fitchburg MA

2017    Attleboro Art Museum, Attleboro MA

2017    Northampton Biennial, Northampton MA

2017    Paul Mahder Gallery, Healdsburg CA

2017    Diana Felber Gallery, West Stockbridge MA

2017    Sprinkler Factory Gallery, Worcester MA

2017    Burnett Gallery, Amherst MA

2016    Paul Mahder Gallery, Healdsburg CA

2016    Attleboro Art Museum, Attleboro MA

2016    Elusie Gallery, Easthampton MA

2016    Galatea Fine Art, Boston MA

2016    Hosmer Gallery, Northampton MA

2016    Greenfield Gallery, Greenfield MA

2016    Shea Theater Arts Center, Turners Falls MA

2016    Saw Mill River Art Gallery, Montague MA

2016    Burnett Gallery, Amherst MA

2015    Galatea Fine Art, Boston MA

2015    Zullo Gallery, Medford MA

2015    Greenfield Gallery, Greenfield MA

2014    Pushkin Gallery, Greenfield MA

2014    Arts Block Gallery, Greenfield MA

2013    Pushkin Gallery, Greenfield MA


2013    Arts Block Gallery, Greenfield MA

2012    Unison Art Center Gallery, New Paltz NY

2012    Pushkin Gallery, Greenfield MA

2011    Pushkin Gallery, Greenfield MA

2011    Hosmer Gallery, Northampton MA

2011    Burnett Gallery, Amherst MA

2011    Arts Block Gallery, Greenfield MA

2010    Pushkin Gallery, Greenfield MA

2010    Arts Block Gallery, Greenfield MA

2009    Pushkin Gallery, Greenfield MA


Public Collections:

New York Pfizer Inc

Temple University Chase Bank

Bell Atlantic

Adobe Systems

Montefiore Medical Center NYC

Northern Trust Bank

Dana Farber Cancer Center


Johns Hopkins

United Airlines

Morgan, Lewis and Bockius

Regent Hotel

The Austin Company


Heller Financial Services

The Rubenstein Company

Lincoln Financial

Voyageur Capital

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