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It All Started At The Van Gogh Museum

Artwork by David Childers & Robert Childers

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David Childers, a singer/songwriter residing in Mt. Holly, is the proverbial study in contradictions. He’s a former high-school football player with the aw-shucks demeanor of a good ol’ Southern boy. But he’s also a well-read poet and painter who cites Chaucer and Kerouac as influences, fell in love with folk as a teen, listens to jazz and opera, and fed his family by practicing law before turning in his license to concentrate on his creative passions. Bob Crawford of The Avett Brothers calls David “a great friend, a great thinker, and a great man ... a true North Carolina treasure.”

Robert Childers has also had long-standing interests in artistic endeavors. Robert is well known in the Charlotte music community as a musician, sound man, and promoter. Art is another facet of his creative personality. The best description of Robert’s artwork comes from the words of his father, David- “His work often startles and disturbs me, like many of my own favorites: Goya, Breughal, Picasso, and Dali. He has an envious precision and control over the figures he paints, and the wit of a satirist in arrangement of those figures, and often in his own narratives or commentaries written on the pieces.”

About 13 years ago, David and Robert were touring through Holland as part of a musical tour. They arranged for a visit to the Van Gogh Museum and were both subsequently inspired to begin creating art. You can purchase and view more of David and Robert’s art at megamegamega.net.

Memory of Mexico

Acrylic on wood

David Childers

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Ghost Fleet

Ghost Fleet

Acrylic on wood

David Childers

The Raptor

Acrylic on wood

Robert Childers

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Covid-19

Acrylic on wood

Robert Childers

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Lady Liberty

Acrylic on wood

David Childers

Skyscraper

Acrylic on wood

David Childers

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Magic

Acrylic on drum head

Robert Childers

HR

Acrylic on drum head

Robert Childers

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Hog of the Foresaken

Acrylic on drum head

Robert Childers

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End of the Ride

End of the Ride

Acrylic on wood

David Childers

Forest Protector

Acrylic on wood

David Childers

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Nuevo Laredo

Acrylic on wood

David Childers

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Untitled Musicians

Acrylic on wood

Robert Childers

Robert 5

Untitled

Acrylic on wood

David Childers

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The Fiddler

Acrylic on wood

Robert Childers

US Navy Blimp

Acrylic on wood

David Childers

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Tag Team-- 2D Bout

Acrylic on wood

David Childers

Sea Battle Off Guadalcanal, 11/13-11/14, 1942

Acrylic on wood

David Childers

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Untitled

Acrylic on canvas and metal

Robert Childers

Sierra Madre Occidental

Acrylic on wood

David Childers

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Going Up River

Acrylic on wood

David Childers

Yonder Goes the Hijacked Train

Acrylic on wood

David Childers

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It All Started At The Van Gogh Museum will be on display in-person in the Depot Gallery from February 16th- June 12th, 2021.

The Depot Gallery is located in the Anne Biggers Furr Learning Center, located at 205 W. Main St, Dallas, NC. Please go to the main museum building at 131 W. Main St, Dallas, NC (two doors up from the Depot) and see a Museum Guide for entry to the Depot.