About the Artist
David has been living in and finding inspiration from the Pacific Northwest for the last 30 years. A Palo Alto native, his passion for art has taken him from the bay area, to Southern California, around the world, and ultimately Washington State.
Landscapes of the western United States are often the subject of David’s paintings. However several tours throughout Europe, and in particular Italy, have inspired him to regularly paint scenes from European country and city life as well. His work is a combination of plein air and studio paintings. He loves to get outdoors and painting on location whenever he can.
David grew up drawing and painting, and excelled in art classes. After high school he moved to southern California and majored in art at Biola University. After graduating he went on to study further at Art Center College of Design in Pasadena. Initially David’s professional career took him in the direction of graphic design and illustration. After working for a publisher, he opened a successful graphic design studio. David is now painting full time..
The time spent working on his craft; experimenting with color, loosening and tightening his pieces, playing with texture, absorbing the influence of other artists, attending workshops, and ultimately just painting year after year has helped him become a preeminent oil painter on the west coast.
David has studied with Scott Christensen, Matt Smith, John Budacin, George Strickland, Michael Workman and Calvin Liang. David has been featured in American Art Collector and Western Art Collector magazines and an “Artist to Watch” in Southwest Art Magazine. His work has been used on Extreme Makeover: Home Edition and Celebrity Apprentice. His work has also been juried into Oil Painters of America, American Impressionist Society, C.M. Russell Art Auction, Salon International and Arts for the Parks Top 100 exhibits. He is represented in galleries in Coeur d’Alene, ID; Edmonds, WA; Jackson Hole, WY; Whitefish, MT; and Santa Fe, NM. David’s work is published by Grand Image, Seattle, WA.
David and his wife reside in Edmonds, Washington, have five children, and two grandchildren.
“I am awestruck by the beauty and diversity of the Northwest. I see the fingerprints of a creative God all around me — from the last glow of golden light on a mountain to the sparkle of a meandering meadow stream. This inspires me to try to capture an essence of a scene or moment in time, and share that with others.”