David’s work captures his passion for landscape and atmospheric effect. His paintings demonstrate classic realism, and they are honed in a focused studio process with a goal of capturing a specific moment of solitude surrounded in nature.
David earned his MFA from the Savannah College of Art and Design. He has taught design-learning, painting, drawing, architectural drawing, and AP Art History for over 32 years at regional independent schools, including the Madeira School, Stone Ridge School, Sidwell Friends School, and The Potomac School. David currently works as adjunct faculty at Frederick Community College. His involvement in the arts community has included the Teacher Advisory Board of the National Gallery of Art in Washington, Museum Liaison and Chair for Kids-In-Design, a group of volunteer design professionals working with school and community organizations in Baltimore, MD. and volunteer for “Art-o-Matic” semi-annual arts event in Frederick, MD.
He signs his paintings “Gabriel” as a dedication to the enduring effects of his Italian grandfather Gabriel on his interest in nature and appreciation of the world around him. David’s paintings have been featured in numerous publications and he exhibits nationally.