David Swope

David Swope is a self-taught artist who was born in St. Louis, Missouri. He studied Biology in college and completed training as a physician, specializing in neurology at Loma Linda University in southern California. His time there resulted in a lasting influence of nature, and particularly the ocean, in his choice of subject material. He has now practiced academic neurology for 20 years but has continued to develop his art during his medical career. Since moving to New York City his principle medium has been white charcoal on black paper, or “light on darkness”. He has displayed his work in many shows in New York including the 2015 Art Expo.
Original works may be viewed at lightondarkness.com


Light on Darkness

All of my works are white charcoal on black paper. Most are 36" x 59" in size.

Adrift “Adrift”

the view one would have while floating in the sea.

Cool for Cats “Cool for Cats”

This mountain lion is standing on a rock with a hillside covered with manzanita bushes in the background.

Wild Horses “Wild Horses”

two horses at full gallop.

A Band of Horses “A Band of Horses”

horses running on the beach.

Heaven Up Here “Heaven Up Here”

This is a leopard in a tree. The medium is white charcoal on black paper and the dimensions are 59" x 36".