Hugh Gaither’s love for art and painting began while Hugh was growing up in Mississippi. He attended Columbus College of Art and Design in Columbus, Ohio, after graduating he moved to Dallas, Texas embarking on a career in Advertising Design. He was a partner in a graphic design firm for twenty seven years before deciding to devote all of his time to painting. His love for the American Heritage and The Southwest has always been at the heart of the subjects in his paintings. His desire is to share the simple life in America, both the native peoples and the settlers of the American West.
David is a member of the OPA (Oil Painters of America) and his works have been juried into many national shows including Santa Fe, NM , Scottsdale ,AZ and Evergreen ,CO. His paintings have appeared in the Salon International Show in San Antonio, Texas, the Conservatory Art Classic in Clifton, Texas, American Plains Artist show in Midland, Texas, the Breckenridge Fine Arts Center, Breckenridge, Texas, where he won Best of Show in 2009, the Stars of Texas in Brownwood, Texas, where he won Best of Show in 2007, and the Spirit of Texas Art Show. He was invited to show in 2006 at the Eiteljorg Western Museum in Indianapolis, Indiana for their opening show of “Quest for the West”. He is displayed in the book “The Painted Hills” a History of Art in Bosque Country. He and his wife, Margaret now make their home and studio in Clifton, Texas, where he is continuing his love of painting. His desire is to “share the spirit of the movement”.