After forming my own landscape architectural firm and working 50 years as a landscape architect in the bay area I am retreating from that and beginning a career and oil painting. My education, my passion and my everyday job for five decades was drawing and creating forms and shapes in the landscape. So, it is only fitting that I turned to oil painting landscapes. Draw it, design it, build it, now paint it. Like the European impressionists my goal is to create and capture the sense of space and place, creating beautiful artful remembrances of special places on canvas. Best Dgates see my Instagram. Davidlaurencegatesart. Or my website: davidgatesgallery.com.