David attended the Dallas Art Institute in the early ’70s, where the curriculum focused almost exclusively on commercial art. Upon graduation he worked in the art department of a novelty company, where he became the art director, and at a print company (McKintex Press, now out of business) that was located in downtown McKinney, Texas. From 1985 until 2010 David owned and operated a sign company in McKinney.
In 2009 David picked his pencils and brushes back up and began painting, focusing on commissioned portraits and figurative painting in both pastels and oils. He has successfully entered his work in several exhibits and competitions. In 2014 one of his oil paintings, Music in Motion, was selected to become part of McKinney’s public art collection, where it is on exhibit at the McKinney Performing Arts Center in downtown McKinney.
“I can’t remember a time when I wasn’t interested in art. My mother always knew where to find me when I was a kid. I would be in my bedroom, on the floor, drawing. Usually from a comic book.
Faces have always been fascinating to me, and I still draw bits and pieces of them everywhere. I’ve probably drawn a million eyes in my life!
The great painters of the past have been my inspiration, and I have studied their work, along with that of many excellent contemporary artists, for years. Now, by the grace of God, I am doing the thing that I love; painting people.”