About

The Artist...

David was born in 1982 and was adopted at birth.  His early years were spent in the Midwest but most of his upbringing was in and around Houston TX, where he now lives with his wife Elizabeth and 2 children Elisha and Jerusalem.  He first found a professional outlet for his creativity and artistic talent in the world of decorative concrete, where he found great satisfaction in transforming ordinary concrete surfaces into custom works of art.  Along the way he acquired an in depth knowledge of polymers and resins, which he has been able to transfer to his current work as a contemporary artist.


David had no formal training in the arts.  In fact, he did very poorly in his secondary art classes, primarily due to a lack of interest in the realism that was predominately taught (Sorry Mr. Munson!).  As an adult, however he developed an intense drive to express his creative abilities and found a niche in the world of abstract art in which he has excelled.  His working knowledge of resins and pigments coupled with a willingness to experiment with new ideas and techniques has yielded a style that is all his own. 



The Art...

David's work has several distinctives that set it apart.  Rather than canvas, it is poured on wood panels which gives it a uniquely substantive appearance similar to that of polished stone.  The multiple layers of color and clear coat which are applied to each piece give his art a depth and texture that is almost 3-dimensional.  When viewed form different vantage points, various layers of the piece are highlighted, causing the appearance to shift and change depending on the angle of light hitting it.  Each piece has a glass-like finish that draws the viewer into the body of the work and yields an end product that is altogether other than an ordinary painting.


David's work emits both warmth and sophistication, having a modern feel while at the same time working well in a number of different setting.  His pieces feel as appropriate hanging on the walls of his modest home as they do in a 10,000 square foot gallery or corporate office.  The rich vibrant colors and complex textures create a visual appeal that only increases over time as more and more of the detail and depth are observed and appreciated. 






The Inspiration...

"God is the Master artist.  His art, seen in the beauty of nature and of humanity itself is unsurpassed in its ability to leave me speechless, humble, joyful, hopeful,.. I want my art to reflect that beauty.  My work contains within it faint whisperings of creation.  An ocean wave, rock strata, microscopic biological formations, far off space nebulae.  These images derived from the complexity and diversity all around us are subtly evoked in my work, pointing back to the Source of all artistic ability and creativity."



The Process...

"I seldom begin a work with a defined idea in mind. I usually start with a general vision for the color and line that will form the bones of the piece and go from there.  I begin by mixing clear resins with oxide pigments, inks, and enamels.  Then using various techniques I apply them to panels in overlapping layers of color.  As the piece evolves, I see more and more clearly the direction that I need to go with it.  Once I am satisfied that the piece is complete, I will finish with a thick layer of clear resin and blow torch application which yields a glass smooth finish.  It is only then, usually, that I can look back over the finished product and determine what the overall import of the piece will be.  In this way, my process pictures our own development as people in that we do not know in the midst of a moment or a season of time the full significance of what is taking place.  It is only in retrospect that we can look back and see how the various brush strokes have formed us into something that we never would have dreamed at the outset."