In life, every time you do or make something you have the opportunity to make something creative and original. Take something, add to it and pass it on; that’s the creative process. The world around us is an infinite source of inspiration.
My art is influenced by a combination of the styles of the Symbolist, the Surrealist, and the contemporary Realist and is the result of a compulsive motivation to make things.
After several years serving in the U.S. Navy and several fits and starts with college, David graduated from Georgia State University in 1977 with a BFA concentration in sculpture. Since then he has continued to produce art in a variety of mediums including sculpture, painting, furniture, ceramics and drawing. Craftsmanship is a motivational force in all his work.
Group shows David has participated in include:
GA ARTISTS juried exhibit, Abernathy Arts Center May 201 1
National Juried Show, SAAG Blue Ridge GA. 201 1 , 2015
National Juried Show, SAAG Blue Ridge GA. 2010 Honorable Mention award “Simply Drawn”, Juried show Roswell Arts Center, 2010
STARBRUST; Sandy Springs, GA Best of Show, 2009
Blue Moon Brewing Co. art project, 1st place, 2008
S. Cobb Arts Alliance National Art Exhibition 2008
National Juried Exhibit, Rome Art Coterie 2008
“Arts Guild” Louisville GA 2007, 2008
“Best in Show” Taylor Kinzel Gallery 2007
“Body of Art” Taylor Kinzel Gallery 2006
“ROAR” Roswell GA 2005
“The Bowl-Inside & Out” Spruill Center for the Arts, 2002
D’ Vas at the Roosevelt, 1990
“On Display- Faces”, at the Southern Bell Center, 1986
DeKalb Mardi Gras for the Arts, Juried Show, 1986, 1988 “Expressions in Wood” Rizzoli Gallery & Omni International, 1983 Lagrange National, Juried show, 1977, 1979
In 2001 David incorporated his art business under the name Chippewa Falls Studio and he continues to work on commissions for murals, trompe l’ oeil, furniture and sculpture.
David’s works are included in many public and private collections.