David Waldrip

Artist's Bio

David Waldrip was born in Jackson, Mississippi and is a life-long resident of the Jackson area. After 25 years of service he retired from state government. His first formal training in art came at Whitten Junior High School in the class of noted art teacher, Kenneth Quinn. In the early 1970’s, he attended Hinds Community College and graduated with an associate degree in art in 1974. His first experience with watercolor was in classes led by William Baggett at the R&D center in the mid 70’s and it was during this time that his love for transparent watercolor began. History and architecture have also been areas of keen interest for the artist. This is evident in his choice of subject matter. The artist strives to reflect a sense of regional history and to stir memories from where we have come. Waldrip has travelled countless miles on Mississippi's back roads gathering photographic reference material for his evocative paintings. The artist is committed to continually honing his style and technique. He meets, on a weekly basis, with the "Gaddis Group," a watercolor association in Fondren. He submitted for the first time to the Mississippi Grand National Watercolor Exhibition and his painting was accepted.  When not painting, Waldrip has a passion for cross country motorcycle trips that have taken him through most of the United States and Canada. He has a keen love for animals and nature and life usually revolves around a dog. At his home, he maintains a small botanical garden that emphasizes old fashioned and native plants. Collectors will often find his dogs and plants used as subject matter in his paintings.

DW191 Forks on the Road 18.5 x 22.25 Watercolor on Paper
DW191 Forks on the Road 18.5 x 22.25 Watercolor on Paper
DW205 The Gift of Sunflowers 15x22 watercolor
DW205 The Gift of Sunflowers 15x22 watercolor
DW215 Cock of the Walk 15x22 watercolor
DW215 Cock of the Walk 15x22 watercolor
DW201 Radiator Shop 11.5x8 watercolor
DW201 Radiator Shop 11.5x8 watercolor
DW246 Notre Dame in the Rain 18x26 watercolor on paper
DW246 Notre Dame in the Rain 18x26 watercolor on paper
DW247 Carnival Night 15x16 watercolor on paper
DW247 Carnival Night 15x16 watercolor on paper
DW248 A Delta Road 18x11 watercolor on paper
DW248 A Delta Road 18x11 watercolor on paper
DW249 The Light of St. Marys 19x26 watercolor on paper
DW249 The Light of St. Marys 19x26 watercolor on paper
DW250 Delta Twlight 20x17 watercolor on paper
DW250 Delta Twlight 20x17 watercolor on paper
DW252 Waiting for the Word 21x22 watercolor on paper
DW252 Waiting for the Word 21x22 watercolor on paper
DW253 The Cook Out 17x22 watercolor on paper
DW253 The Cook Out 17x22 watercolor on paper
DW254 Held Back 18x26 watercolor on paper
DW254 Held Back 18x26 watercolor on paper
DW255 The Town of Rodney 15x19 watercolor on paper
DW255 The Town of Rodney 15x19 watercolor on paper
DW258 The Darkening Road 15x22 watercolor on paper
DW258 The Darkening Road 15x22 watercolor on paper
DW251 Capitol Street East End 26x18 watercolor on paper
DW251 Capitol Street East End 26x18 watercolor on paper
DW259 The Bus Stops Here 19x26 watercolor on paper
DW259 The Bus Stops Here 19x26 watercolor on paper
DW256 King Edward Loading 21x14 watercolor on paper
DW256 King Edward Loading 21x14 watercolor on paper
DW257 A Road I have Traveled 21x13 watercolor on paper
DW257 A Road I have Traveled 21x13 watercolor on paper