Born and raised in New Jersey, David Bareford moved to New England after graduation from college. Fascinated by the watercolor medium as a student, he achieved success early and had his work regularly shown in the exhibitions of the American Watercolor Society, Allied Artists of America and the National Academy of Design.
Cape Ann, just north of Boston, has been home to many nationally known artists and occupies a prominent place in the history of art in America. Compelled by a desire to live near the ocean, Bareford moved to Rockport in 1971. Soon a member of the Rockport Art Association, Bareford’s painting flourished in this environment. Eventually, he turned his attention from watercolor to oil painting seeking to expand his vision and artistic expression. His paintings are distinctive for his rich use of color and his ability to “capture the moment.” Moved by the subjects that interest him, he strives for continuing excellence.
David Bareford has achieved international recognition with his large portfolio of marine paintings and his many commissioned works. He is an elected member of many professional art organizations including the Copley Society in Boston. He is a Fellow of the American Society of Marine Artists where he has served as the managing Fellow and is a member of the board.
David Bareford’s paintings can be found in private and corporate collections throughout the United States, Canada and abroad. A partial list includes:
Fleet Bank, Boston & Hartford
World Trade Corporation
Otis Elevator Company
First National Bank of Central Jersey
American Telephone & Telegraph
New Jersey Bell
I. B. Meyer Corporation
Other honorable mentions about David Bareford include:
Feature article about the artist Sea History magazine, September 2001
“The Everlasting Sea” Marine Art Exhibition on display at: Newport Art Museum and Art Association, Newport, Rhode Island, Marine Maritime Museum, Bath, Maine, and Connecticut River Museum, Essex, Connecticut.
“Save the Bay” an art benefit for the Chesapeake Bay Foundation, May 2004
Cape Museum of Fine Arts, Dennis, Massachusetts
13th National Exhibition American Society of Marine Artists, Vero Beach Museum of Fine Arts
30th International Marine Art Exhibition, Maritime Gallery, Mystic Seaport, Connecticut 2009
“Atlantic and Beyond” Inaugural Maritime Exhibit, Copley Society, Boston, Massachusetts May 2010
Stobart Foundation Award, 31st Annual International Marine Art Exhibition, Maritime Gallery, Mystic Seaport, Connecticut 2010