Featured Work

Courtyards, Oil on Canvas, 24 x 30, 2023 McPherson

Courtyards, Oil on Canvas, 2023, 24″ x 30″

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American Townhouse 2021 McPherson

American Townhouse, Oil on Canvas, 2021, 32″ x 40″

Print Available

San Francisco, Oil on Canvas, 32 x 40, 2022

San Francisco, Oil on Canvas, 2022, 32″ x 40″

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Dauphine at Barracks, Oil on Canvas, 16 x 20, 2022

Dauphine at Barracks, Oil on Canvas, 2022, 16″ x 20″


New Paintings

The Storm, Oil on Canvas, 20 x 16, 2023, McPherson
Composition in Blue, Green and Orange, Oil on Canvas, 20 x 16, 2023, McPherson
The Town, Oil on Canvas, 14 x 11, 2023, McPherson

Limited Edition Prints

Signed and numbered fine art prints are available for select works. See more in the Online Gallery.

Untitled, Oil on Canvas, 48 x 48, 2022

About the Artist

David McPherson is a native of New Orleans and graduate of Carnegie Mellon University. His education includes formal programs in architecture and digital media as well as numerous workshops in sculpture, drawing and painting. He lived for 15 years in Los Angeles, immersed in the downtown art scene, with showings at the Brewery Art Lofts events as well as the South LaBrea Gallery. He returned to New Orleans in 2013 and currently lives in the French Quarter where the historic architecture and vibrant neighborhoods along the river have influenced recent work. He opened the studio at 1029 Royal Street in September of 2020.

Visit the Studio

Visit us at 1029 Royal Street in the New Orleans French Quarter. Open Thursday and Friday from 12-5, Saturday and Sunday from 11-5 and by appointment.

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