Primarily an oil painter, David also works in graphite and acrylic. Nature is his inspiration and he wants to share with you what he sees and feels. With a BA from University of Wisconsin at Eau Claire, majoring in Art, he briefly taught high school before apprenticing with the late Ray Hudson, a graphic designer from Neenah. During a 33-year career as a graphic artist, he dabbled in fine art, took a few classes and slowly improved his skills. In 2006, David started to work at his craft more seriously while gradually decreasing his graphic design responsibilities. In November 2007, he applied for and was accepted at the Kewaunee Academy of Fine Art. Its mission is to “train and prepare students for a career in contemporary representational painting.” While attending KAFA, he continued to paint in his studio near Tomahawk, work on commissioned projects and paint outside (plein air). He graduated from KAFA in 2011. The instructors he’s worked with include: Craig Blietz, Steve Ohlrich, Lori Beringer, Amy Lloyd, Bonnie Plaruch, Ken DeWaard, Bonnita Budsyz, Mark Zelton, Mike Capser and Bridget Austin. He currently resides in Tomahawk, paints plein air and in his studio, offers art workshops in Woodruff and Wausau and gives private lessons to five students.