ABOUT  Dave

I have always loved the challenge of transforming a blank piece of paper into a drawing or painting with meaning and emotional ties to my vision.  The act of creating has been the theme of my life. Fortunately I was educated at the University of Minnesota in the School of Architecture and Design, a school that stressed DESIGN.  While attending I took art classes, quickly learning there is DESIGN in art as well as architecture.  During my 50 year career as an architect I had to create within the boundaries allowed me by my clients, their budget and Building Codes.  As I earned my living as an architect I continued to paint to enjoy the freedom of making art without the constraints imposed by my profession.

I retired from architecture in 2020 and now concentrate my time on making and teaching art. The University of Rochester's Memorial Art Gallery has a Creative Workshop program that runs year round with Spring, Summer, Fall and Winter sessions.  The program offers a wide variety classes including various levels of watercolor and several foundational classes.  In between teaching a few times a week, I now focus full-time on my art. 

Awards:
  • 2021 Merit Award, Genesee Valley Plein Air - The Corner in Webster

  • 2020 Invited Northstar Watercolor National Show - Adirondack Sunrise

  • 2019 Selected Artist, Rochester Music Hall of Fall Event Poster

  • 2018 Invited, Northstar Watercolor National Show - Venice Gondolas

  • 2018 Juror Award, Rochester Art Club - Rionero Vista

  • 2017 Invited, National Watercolor Society - Hudson Valley Home

  • 2017 First Place, Niagara Frontier Watercolor Society - Corner Bistro 

  • 2016 Merit Award, Rochester Art Club - Long Shadow

  • 2015 Second Place, Rochester Art Club - Emma's Sunset

Nominations:
  • Signature Member of the Rochester Art Club - one of the oldest art clubs in the U.S. 

  • Signature Member Niagara Frontier Watercolor Society

  • Member of the Genesee Valley Plein Air Painters.

  • 2016 & 2017 Invited Artist for Finger Lakes Plein Air Competition