Artist in Residence – David McDonough

David McDonough is a painter and high school teacher living in Queens, NY. His paintings tend to float somewhere between the abstract and the representational, where a repeated cast of characters and a repeated cast of paint moves combine to create images that address natural motifs, problems of humanity, and the condition of the unknown.


His interest in birds, nature, poetry, and science, is often evident in his painting imagery. Perhaps equally evident is his interest in the painting process, and the joy he finds in art making that takes us just beyond the borders of our intellectual lives.

During his time at Nes he plans to look at mountains, to look at birds, and to spend time by moving water.

Follow him on Instagram @dedume.