In addition to being a member of the American Watercolor Society, David Coolidge
is a member of the National Watercolor Society. He is also a signature member of
the Philadelphia Water Color Society, and has received the “PWCS Award forExcellence
in Works on Paper” for his painting "Along the Brandywine" at the PWCS
109th Annual Exhibition at the Berman Museum of Art, Ursinus College, Collegeville,
He has been selected to exhibit at the National Academy of Design in New York.
Other societies of which he is a signature member include the Pennsylvania Watercolor
Society, the San Diego Watercolor Society, the American Society of Marine
Artists and the Academy of Golf Art.
Coolidge has also exhibited at Artists of America in Denver, and the National Arts
for the Parks where he won recognition at the exhibition in Jackson, Wyoming, for
his painting "Lookout from Little Round Top", which received the Purchase Award
from the Gettysburg National Military Park. Coolidge won the High Winds medal
for the 2008 Traveling Exhibition of the American Watercolor Society.
Extensive travel is evident in David's paintings, "When viewers associate a scene
from a painting with a fond memory of a place that they have known, or with
thoughts of a place they would like to go, I feel I've been successful.” he says.
Coolidge has a continuing fascination for the colorful, bright images and lush foliage
that watercolor creates. He has had more than fifty one man exhibitions. Coolidge
has been commissioned by numerous corporate clients and for private collectors.
Most recently his painting of “Mangroves Off Dollar Bay” was auctioned by
Collier Enterprises to benefit Rookery Bay during the grand opening of the Hamilton
Harbor Yacht Club.