Artist David Kofton is recognized mostly for his paintings of the female figure. His paintings are represented in private collections throughout the United States and abroad. His work captures the emotion as well as the beauty of his subjects. Through his artwork, Kofton allows us to become the voyeur of secret moments.
If every person could see, would we still have artists?
David Kofton studied at the Massachusetts College of Art in Boston. Graduating with a B.S.E. and a B.F.A. in 1967. He went on to teach painting and sculpture in upstate New York for five years. In the early 70’s, Kofton decided to devote more time to his own artwork, and returned to his roots on the small, rustic island of Deer Isle, located just off Maine’s rugged granite coastline. He created his own unique studio/gallery and home from a one-room schoolhouse on the Island which dates from the turn of the century.
His mediums include oils, wood and metal. David has had one-man shows of his work both in Maine and across the country, and since 1990 has participated in 8 group shows each year.
Recognized most readily for his work with the female figure, his paintings capture the emotion as well as the beauty of the subjects.
David’s paintings have won many prizes and awards, and his oils and sculptures are represented in private collections around the world, including the Fuller Art Museum in Brockton, Massachusetts.
Kofton opened “Go Figure”, his new gallery, in Sunshine, Maine in the summer of 2004. David can be reached at the gallery by calling 207-348-9412.
The fine art of Erotic Art has been represented in studios and galleries for centuries. Influenced by the work of Picasso, Degas and Renoir, Kofton’s artwork is reminiscent of the impressionist painters use of light and shadow.