Dave works in traditional oil paint and digital mediums and sometimes combines the two. He works from multiple reference sources to complete each piece. He considers his digital work drawings because drawing with a digital pen feels similar to him as drawing with pencil and paper. He uses digital HB pencils, blenders and easers to carve and shape the images within each piece. Dave has been drawing off and on his whole life and is primarily self taught. Dave dives deep into the details to bring each subject to life. He finds inspiration from everything from everyday life to Italian, French and Dutch masters.
Dave lives in Kirkland, Washington with his wife, 3 kids, 2 dogs and 2 cats. Dave grew up as a military kid and a bit of a nomad having had 25 major moves over his lifetime including sevens years in Berlin, Germany.