Originally from Gilman, Wisconsin, David was a graphic designer all his working life. He attended the Kewaunee Academy of Fine Art from 2007 to 2011 where he began the never-ending journey learning to be an oil painter. He currently lives just north of Tomahawk, WI on peaceful Clear Lake with his life partner and muse, Mary K. LaHaie. He holds a BA in Art Education from the University of Wisconsin at Eau Claire.
He has worked with many established artists including Craig Blietz, Frank LaLumia, Ned Mueller, Ken DeWaard, Bonnita Budsyz, Lori Beringer, Bonnie Paruch, Mark Zelten and Mike Capser.
He is influenced by the work of John Singer Sargent, Andres Zorn, Joaquín Sorrola, George Inness, J. M. W. Turner, Sergei Bongart and Leonardo Da Vinci.
His art has been shown at many Wisconsin shows including the 2013 and 2015 Birds in Art exhibition at the Leigh Yawkey Woodson Art Museum in Wausau, WI and the 2015 Oil Painters of America (OPA) National Exhibition held in St. Augustine, FL. He is represented by Fine Line Designs Gallery in Emphraim, WI.