Like most artists I know, I’ve been drawing & creating art for as long as I can remember & when I grew up I didn’t stop. I attended the College for Creative Studies in Detroit. Being one of the top design schools in the country & preferring the representational side of art I gravitated towards their Commercial Art program over the Fine Art Department. There I earned a BFA with a major in illustration & spent the next two decades as an illustrator, graphic designer, & art director–usually all three at once.
While I enjoyed my years as a graphic artist, I routinely felt the urge to enter the world of tine art. I grew increasingly tired of making other people’s concepts “look good.” Many times projects worked out well, but all too often projects were a failure before they landed on my desk. I needed a chance to succeed or fail on my own terms. After moving to Colorado in 2013, & with my wife’s encouragement, I decided to give a painting career a go.
There is so much beauty in Colorado I’m often overwhelmed. I see paintings waiting to be created almost every time I turn around. I want my work to capture the impression of the awe I have for the landscapes here. I still might fail, but when I don’t it’s incredibly satisfying. When a buyer likes my work it’s an honest thrill to me.
David lives with his wife & two young boys in the peaceful country side East of Colorado Springs.