Born June 30, 1961, Calgary, Alberta. Graduated from the University of Calgary, BFA, in 1985.
David received his education from the University of Calgary, completing a BFA in 1985. After University he began experimenting with acrylic paint, discovering it’s unique flexibility and properties. This was a beginning point to his involvement with abstract art and his desire to learn everything about that genre of painting. Acrylic materials would allow him to apply paint in a wide variety of methods and techniques, bringing about a decade of modern painting in the nineties. A desire to become a better landscape painter would lead him into a new journey of painting outside or “en plein air. His next focus was on capturing the beauty and splendour set forth by mother nature in front of him. Always one who loves hiking, canoeing and camping, combining this with painting is a natural fit. A desire to bring forth something new has been a constant in David’s Art since University.
Currently I am shaping, cutting and adhering (with gel) cast acrylic pieces to my landscape surfaces. I look forward to the possibilities of pushing this medium further into my current representational works. By processing the subject matter differently, the end result produces my own pictorial vocabulary that describes nature differently and opens new insights. The enjoyment from many years of traditional landscape painting and utilizing the new materials available today has inspired this new direction in my work. This new direction in my work is more like “processing nature”.
“As artists, it is our instinct to reflect on nature, and to interpret, capture, and create all that influences us.”
David works as a Production technician at the Glenbow Museum in Calgary, Alberta.
Selected Recent Exhibits & Showings:
2010 The White Pine – Solo Exhibition Masters Gallery Ltd.
2009 When Land meets Sky - Leighton Foundation
2008 “U8” show – Sopa Fine Arts, Kelowna, B.C.
2008 Mountains and Plains – Webster Galleries 2007 Terra Firma - Webster Galleries.Group Show – Gallery on Main
2006 This Land – Webster Galleries. 10th Anniversary Show – Gallery on Main 2006 Annual Spring Gala - Gallery on Main
2005 A Painterly View, – Webster Galleries
2005 Alberta Centennial Celebration - Gallery On Main
2005 Landscapes of the West – Art Beat Gallery
2004 Inaugural Exhibition – Webster Galleries 2004 Mountain Moments – Webster Galleries
2004 West Goes East - Webster Galleries (Veres and Douglas Van Gaalen)
2003 Juried Member’s Show – Leighton Art Foundation
2002 A Journey of Modern Acrylic painting (Solo Exhibition) – Fosbrooke Fine Arts
2001 Christmas Group Show – Fosbrooke Fine Arts
2001 Introduction of New Works – Fosbrooke Fine Arts
1998 Two Women and Two Men – Nolan & Reid Fine Art
1997 Day Into Night – Nolan & Reid Fine Art
1997 Men’s Work – Centre Gallery
1996 Annual October Show and Sale – Leighton Art Foundation
1996 New Art - 3 Man Exhibition – Loading Bay Gallery
1995 Group Show - Loading Bay Gallery
1994 Visiting Artist’s Workshop – Leighton Art Foundation
1994 Waterworks – Loading Bay Gallery
1994 Friends of the Loading Bay – Loading Bay Gallery
1994 Visiting Artist’s Program – Leighton Art Foundation
1994 Group Exhibition – Leighton Art Foundation
1992 Annual October Show and Sale – Leighton Art Foundation
1992 Annual Exhibition and Sale – Muttart Art Gallery
1991 Annual October Show and Sale – Leighton Art Foundation
1990 Annual Exhibition and Sale – Muttart Art Gallery
1986 Artwalk 86 – Masters Gallery
1985 Solo Exhibition – Gulf Canada Square
1985 Selected works from B.F.A. Graduating Show – Gulf Canada Square
1985 B.F.A. Graduating Show – Nickle Arts Museum
Alberta Amateur Hockey Association, The Calgary Flames, The Calgary Stampeders, The Brandon Wheat Kings, Hockey Canada, EnCana, McCarthy Tetrault, Bennett Jones, Sharecom Industries, Yorkton Securities, Rio Alto Exploration, Hyatt Regency Hotel, Gulf Canada, Crowfoot Image Auto Body, Marmot Concrete, Toole Peet and Co Ltd., Verimap, RBC (Royal Bank), Western Canadian Veterinary Specialists, and private collections internationally.
Recent Community Projects:
2008 “The Cabins, Lake O’Hara”, used on the Lake O’Hara annual “art” T shirt. Sponsored by the Trails Club
2007 2nd place in the Canadian Stamp project sponsored by the Law Society of Alberta and their 100 year anniversary
2005 Magazine Art “Paying Homage to the Canadian Landscape” published article