DANIEL CHARLES DEMPSTER
Artist Member, Copley Society of Art
Inquiries: dempsterfineart@gmail.com
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. "Autumn"
Desmond Fountain Gallery
Hamilton, Bermuda




Sunbeam
"Sunbeams" South Shore, Bermuda .
Oil on linen, diptych 48x96 inches.
Bacardi Limited Biennial
Bermuda National Gallery
Private Collection

"Eight of Bermuda's leading artists are now to be seen at the Desmond Fountain Gallery in the Emporium Building on Front Street. For the most part they are either at the top of their form or have broken new personal ground.

Most notable in the latter category is Daniel Dempster. In one sense he has gone back to his undoubted talent for interpreting shallow water, its dynamics and its plays of light. Where he used to work in chalk he has now taken to oils and the result is little short of dramatic. His star turn is "Wet Sands, Grape Bay: where he catches the evening light in reflection over an expanse of rising tide spread smoothly over almost flat sand. His perception of light and colour is as faultless as his well-known technique and sense of composition.

Almost in the same league is "Sunbeam, South Shore." Here the artist catches a glimmer of afternoon sun in water that is for the most part shaded by summer clouds. The warm glow imparts surprising warmth to an otherwise cool painting. One of the more exciting works is "Portents, South Shore" where Mr. Dempster, long known for his mastery of ripples of calm water, tackles with complete confidence and success tangled water breaking at the edge of a roiled sea."

Andrew Trimingham, "Fountain Gallery show is the best of the year" The Royal Gazette.


Wet Sands

"Wet Sands" Grape Bay, Bermuda .
Oil on linen, 20x24 inches. Private Collection
© Daniel C. Dempster

Portents

"Portents" Grape Bay, Bermuda .
Oil on linen, 16x12 inches.
Private Collection
© Daniel C. Dempster

Astwood Cove

"Quicksilver" Astwood Cove, Bermuda .
Oil on linen, 16x12 inches.
Private Collection
© Daniel C. Dempster

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"Moonlight" Grape Bay, Bermuda .
Oil on linen, 10x8 inches.
Private Collection
© Daniel C. Dempster

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"Squall Lines" Coral Beach, Bermuda .
Oil on linen, 10x8 inches.
Private Collection
© Daniel C. Dempster

Small13

"After the Rains" Coral Beach, Bermuda .
Oil on linen, 10x8 inches.
Private Collection
© Daniel C. Dempster

Small1

"Evening Path" Coral Beach, Bermuda .
Oil on linen, 10x8 inches.
Private Collection
© Daniel C. Dempster