David first started drawing at the age of 3, and painting at the age of 8. After drawing from comic books during adolescence he became intensely interested in oil painting after viewing master works from Caravaggio and Rembrandt. David started painting in acrylic and then oils regularly after high school and joined Sheridan College. At this time he had his first shows at the Art Gallery of Hamilton and other local galleries. Luckily in Toronto he was able to find an education that could come compare to the great paintings created by old masters like Van Dyke and Rubens.
The Academy of Realist Art (ARA), a Toronto based private school founded by renowned realism artist John Michael Angel who in turn was taught by artist Pietro Annigoni. The school provides the same training as the famous 19th Century French Academies which included painters like William Bouguereau and Charles Bargue. After 4 years of study under the Academic system, he graduated from their program in 2012.
David participates in international art exhibitions, and art fairs, as well as entering contests and competitions, displaying his work with groups such as Oil Painters of America, the Portrait Society of America and the National Oil and Acrylic Society.
He is represented in Canada by the Westmount Gallery in Toronto and Art@231 in Hamilton, as well as working with clients for private sales and comissions. David is married, and has two sons and currently resides in his hometown of Hamilton, Ontario.
Along with numerous gallery shows I have paintings in both private and public collections and am currently represented by
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Online Gallery based out of San Francisco
2018 - National Oil Acrylic Painters Society of America 28th Annual National Exhibition, Cincinnati, OH
2018 – Oil Painters of America National Exhibition, Steamboat Springs, CO
2018 – Richland Fine Art, Nashville, TN
2018 – Artist Project, Toronto, ON
2017 – Kathy Cline Gallery, Parkville, MO
2017 - Art@231, Hamilton, ON
2016 - Westmount Gallery, Toronto, ON
2016 - Art@231, Hamilton, ON
2015 - Howe St Gallery, Vancouver B.C
2014 - Artworld Fine Art, Toronto, ON
2018 Oil Painters of America National Exhibition - TBD
2015 Art Renewal Center Salon Competition - FInalist
2014 Art Renewal Center Salon Competition - FInalist
2013 Art Renewal Center Salon Competition - FInalist
2012 Art Kudas International Competition - Honorable Mention
2017 National Oil Acrylic Painters Society Holiday Guide
2017 Hamilton, Spectator News Paper
2016 Artists Magazine September Edition - "21 Under 31"
2015 ARC International Salon Competition Catalogue
2014 ARC International Salon Competition Catalogue
2013 ARC International Salon Competition Catalogue
2012 Art Kudas International Competition Online Magazine