About the Artist
David believes that a certain sacredness and revelations about the universe can be found in the small and insignificant in nature, the seen and unseen. His philosophy is reflected in his Shen (translated spiritual) art as he paints and sculpts nature as seen through his eyes. His art focuses on natural forms, which are generally closely viewed, allowing organic shapes and patterns to emerge. Whether he paints the illuminated fall canopy of a Gingko tree or the muted tones of the beach underfoot, David’s works create harmonies that soothe the senses, nourish the spirit and encourage peaceful reflection. The controlled and deliberate use of color, the play of shadows and reflections and the sensuous feel of a multitude of textures allows David to paint the ordinary in nature in a beautifully extraordinary way.
A little bit about David…after earning a B.S. in Chemistry at Oglethorpe University, he realized that his true passion was art. So, in the mid-1970’s David began to seriously pursue a career as an artist. He attended Georgia State University and the Instituto Allende Art School in San Miguel de Allende, GTO, Mexico. He also served an apprenticeship with the Dale Rayburn Print Studio. In the early 1980’s, David married, had children, put his pursuit of an art career on a hold and became a well-known restaurateur in the Jacksonville, Florida area. During the next two decades, David never stopped creating. He conceived, designed and managed one of the beaches landmark restaurants, designed interiors and exteriors of several buildings, created several commissioned works of arts, and designed several advertising and promotional materials, even sharing a “Silver Addy” at the National level for a CD cover artwork.