David is well known locally for his iconic paintings of Livingston’s Main St. and architecture, and his series of paintings about railroad workers, titled Sweat and Steel. The latter exhibit opened in late May of 2010 at the Livingston Depot. It later toured a number of the state’s museums and art centers, including the Holter Museum of Art in Helena, through March of 2012.
His formal fine art education began in Chicago at the Art Institute (SAIC), but after two years he abandoned university for a career in rock & roll. However, his art education continued to be poured into him as he worked for twenty more years as a professional singer-songwriter, musician and recording artist, both in Chicago and Los Angeles, continually consuming a steady diet of Pop, graphic, and fine art, and the whole aesthetic milieu of the pop culture du jour. During these years, he periodically worked as an architectural illustrator (from age eighteen), which served not only to support his burgeoning musical and performing aspirations, but kept him continually in the visual arts; drawing, painting and doing graphic design, such as logos and record covers, until such time, in 1997, he decided and undertook to make a career change to fine art, as a painter.
Refereshments will be served starting at 5:30, and David will begin his lecture at 6:00pm