Almy, an accomplished architect with hundreds of projects to
his credit during a 47-year career, has developed a reputation as
an architectural delineator who has put that ability to work as
a house portrait watercolorist. Dave paints house portraits
primarily in the Washington D.C. metropolitan area, but has also
painted houses in Arizona, Connecticut, Delaware, Maine, New York
City, Long Island, Pennsylvania, North and South Carolina, and West
Virginia. He has also painted houses in England and the Bahamas.
He has illustrated three books.
few of the house portraits have included antique automobiles, family
pets, proposed house additions and proposed trees and other plantings.
architectural background is evident in his attention to detail in
the many house portraits he has painted. His medium is water color
on graphite, painted on high quality cold press watercolor board,
matted, and suitable for framing. Many of his paintings have been
reproduced as greeting cards, letterhead, stationery, and invitations
for special events.
paintings are prepared from photographs, taken by Dave for houses
located in the Washington metropolitan area or from photographs
supplied by the home owners in the case of houses located outside
of the metro area.
of the portraits were prepared and purchased as part of the Drawing
for Art program at Strathmore Hall Arts Center in Rockville,
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