David has been selected to exhibit at the National Academy of
Design in New York, Artists of America in Denver, and the
National Arts for the Parks where he won recognition at the
1994 exhibition in Jackson, Wyoming for his painting
"Lookout from Little Round Top" which received the purchase
award from the Gettysburg National Military Park.
|Originally from the Midwest, David graduated from
Drake University and lived in the Philadelphia area for
twenty years. Although he attended The Pennsylvania
Academy of the Fine Arts and studied in Rome, Italy,
David cites his apprenticeship with John Falter, noted
cover illustrator for the Saturday Evening Post, as the
high point of his art training.
Extensive travel is evident in David's paintings. "When
viewers associate a scene from a painting with a fond
memory of a place that they have known, or with thoughts
of a place they would like to go, I feel I've been successful,"
he says. David has generated a reputation for paintings
recalling the "simplicity of former times, usually uncluttered
by people or activity of modern times." His continuing
fascination for the colorful, bright images and lush foliage
that watercolor creates inspires him.