The Charlotte Hungerford Hospital (CHH) Auxiliary is featuring the artwork of David Roelofs now through early March 2019 in the hospital’s main lobby hallway, 540 Litchfield Street, Torrington. The public is invited to view and buy the works during regular visiting hours as part of the Auxiliary’s ongoing “Artist of the Month” program. A portion of the proceeds from sales of the artwork support the CHH Auxiliary and Charlotte Hungerford Hospital.
David Roelofs describes himself as one of the “lucky ones” who was born with artistic talent, but did not pursue a career in art until his “autumn years.” When faced with physical limitations that prevented him from working a conventional job, David returned to his art with reignited fervor. He typically works well into the early hours of the morning on his pieces.
Though David works primarily with airbrush, graphite, pyrography and pen and ink, he sometimes uses colored pencils, pastels and watercolors. He also creates art through carving and engraving, and makes all his frames from scratch.
“I’m a stickler for detail and this is evident in all of my work. I try for photo-realism if at all possible within the medium that I am using. I share my work on social media and have received numerous comments on the quality of my work,” says the artist.
The Auxiliary’s “Artist of the Month” program has been featuring paintings, photographs, and artwork each month from local artists for over 25 years. Their over 200 member supporters assist in raising money for the hospital through dues, donations, volunteering at the gift shop, and a variety of events including an annual fashion show.