David Linton, Master of Watercolor and Pastel
March 9, 1945 – January 30, 2015
David Linton passed away unexpectedly January 30, 2015, in San Diego. David and his wife, Carol, have been Ocean Beach residents for many years. David was very engaged in the Ocean Beach and Point Loma communities and generously donated many beautiful works of his art to local charity fundraisers throughout the years. Every day was a good day for David, because he was doing what he loved.
David’s journey as an artist began at age twelve when his mother saw his artistic talent on his bedroom walls and ceiling. She promptly took him and purchased his first painting set and canvases. As his artistic talents became fine-tuned, and more in demand, he started participating and selling his paintings at street fairs and art festivals.
Linton’s art combines the very best of color and light with a precise detail that renders all of his paintings to realism. He developed a unique “masking” technique resulting in sharper, more colorful images taking the form of surrealistic reflections of light.
This award-winning artist has exhibited in some of the leading galleries in Boston, New York, Hartford, Los Angeles and San Diego. He was commissioned to do paintings and design work for the 1987, 1992 and 1995 America’s Cup events and even painted Bob Dole’s portrait at one GOP Convention in San Diego, portraits of Cher and Arthur Ashe, murals and his illustrations were featured in many monthly San Diego magazines. He did in-store demonstrations and taught color theory for companies such as Sennilier, Windsor & Newton, daVinci and many more.
After jumping head first into the world of online promotion, social media and television, he began making regular appearances on Barry Chappell's FineArtShowcase.com on DirectTV and ArtandCoinTV.com where his work was viewed by more than half a million viewers. More information about David, his paintings and reproductions can be found online at DavidLintonArt.com.
David was a devoted husband and father to Sherry and her husband Pete. He will be missed not only by our community but others he touched around the world with his talents. A Celebration of Life will be held at a later date. Memorial donations can be made to the Ocean Beach Community Foundation, 501c3 non-profit #33-0871198, Post Office Box 7412, San Diego, CA 92167.
David Linton "Endless Surf"
David Linton "Coastal Light"