Biography

Painting is more than a vocation “My paintings are direct observations, results of a life and

heritage spent close to the Land, the People, the West. It’s a calling to satisfy a desire to speak

in a visual medium, telling stories; all the time looking West”. My ability to portray this subject is

not without its own struggles. Painting is hard work, but I’m committed to communicating the

story in a passionate way, with honesty, and the vitality the subject deserves.

Born in 1952, David grew up in Lubbock, Texas. After studying Fine Art at Texas Tech

University, he was invited to participate in the first Illustrators Workshop, New York, where he

studied with Bernie Fuchs, Mark English and Bob Peak. His work was recognized many times

by the Illustrators Annual National Show during the 1970-1980’s. In 1990, he began to devote

his full time to painting professionally. Early on, he had the opportunity to study with Bettina

Steinke and James Reynolds. In addition to having work featured in articles including

Cowboys and Indians, Victoria, Dallas Morning News, Western Art Collector, Southwestern Art

(cover and feature Oct. 2013) and corporate collections, David has been invited to participate in

these selected national shows; American Art Classic, Texas Art Gallery Collectors Sale, Settler’s

West Gallery. Awards include; Oil Painters of America National show (Award of Excellence),

Salon International (jury top 50 award), Coors National Western Art Exhibit 2010-2019 (present)

National Ranching Heritage Museum, American Impressionist Society, 2015 National Exhibition,

Maynard Dixon Invitational 2016 (awarded Silver Thunderbird for best body of work).

InSight Gallery Texas Master show 2017-2019, Art Renewal Center 2019 14th ARC Salon

(winner of second place; Landscape category and also an Honorable Mention). In addition, David

was awarded the opportunity to participate in a group show at American Legacy Fine Art Gallery

in 2020.

David’s work is represented by these prestigious galleries, American Legacy FIne Arts, Legacy Galleries, Scottsdale, AZ.,

Jackson Wyo. and InSight Gallery, Fredericksburg, TX.

David and his wife Lorna live in Dallas, where they raised their three children, Ryan, Elizabeth, and Michael.

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