Artwork of the Day: Rust in Peace No. 15, David Mills

David Mills, Rust in Peace no. 15

"Rust in Peace no. 15" by David Mills

Today’s Artwork of the Day is “Rust in Peace no. 15,” a 36″ x 58″ oil and mixed media on wood by David Mills, who will be exhibiting with Huckleberry Fine Art at Artexpo New York 2011.

“Rust in Peace no. 15” is taken from David Mills’ latest series of paintings, which takes a poignant look at the failing American auto industry. Abstracting these aging relics, David captures the essence of the car culture that helped to shape and define a bygone era. An undercurrent of American nostalgia is the common thread that ties together David’s diverse portolio. His images include abstracted depictions of American culture, industrialism, capitalism, entrepreneurial spirit and the greatest symbol of our heritage, the American flag.

David studied art at the University of Maryland University College and the Corcoran School of Art in Washington, DC before returning to teach at U.M.U.C. He worked his way through art school as an apprentice for faux-finishing outfits. From that foundation David has embarked on a wide range of decorative finishes, sculpture, large-scale installations and many small- and large-scale murals commissions. Over the past 15 years he completed commissions for two Washington public charter schools, a global technology corporation, commercial clients and private residences from New York to Florida.

David’s work has been shown at The University of Maryland, Howard County Arts Council, the Mill River Gallery in Ellicott City, Maryland and The Artists Museum in Washington, DC. He has been a participant and exhibitor at three of the last four Artomatics — a semi-annual, grass-roots artist event in DC — and most recently at the Touchstone Gallery in Washington.

As the premier art gallery in the Washington, DC metropolitan area, Huckleberry Fine Art specializes in finding emerging artists locally and internationally. Since its founding, the gallery has exhibited a wide range of vibrant oil and acrylic paintings, sculpture, photography, art books, and custom framing. The gallery has also established a successful publishing division for limited edition prints.

To learn more about David Mills or other artists exhibiting with Huckleberry Fine Art at Artexpo New York 2011, visit

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