Born in the High Desert area of Southern California, Dave discovered at an early age the power of clean natural landscapes, finding himself influenced early on by the emerging environmental movement. Today, working in the artistic mediums of contemporary multimedia painting, sculpture, abstract textiles, landscape design, custom cabinetry, and Bonsai, Dave’s work contains elements, themes and/or is influenced by the outdoor landscape, recycling, or unused objects.
Dave enjoys finding objects, and then transforming them into useful and artistic objects. Once called “scavenging,” today this movement is known as repurposing, recycling, or just being “Green”. Dave utilizes either recycled wood or wood repurposed from the trees of the Urban Forest in his varied cabinetry, woodworking projects and photography.
During his early education, Dave studied Photography. Keeping with his artistic point of view, his photographic work also focuses on the abstract, taking objects that are traditionally under appreciated and rarely observed.
Educated in Horticulture, Landscape Design, Photography, Botany, and Arboriculture, Dave graduated from Cal Poly San Luis Obispo with a BS degree in Horticulture. Dave’s continued studies include graduate work in Horticulture, at Massey University in Palmerston North, New Zealand, and a MA Degree in Organizational Leadership at Woodbury University.
Dave currently lives by the ocean in Mandalay Shores Ca., with his two dogs and cat. (All rescues!).
exhibitions and shows
Tidal/Flows by Liminal Art Projects, Capri House, Mandalay Shores Ca
Art Photography “The Art of William Emboden” by Chevalier Tony Clark, 2015, Premier Modern Art, Toppan Printing, Hong Kong
“Inner Peace-an exhibition of Centered Art “ MD Art Studio, Los Angeles Ca
“Unearthed” Stonywood Art and Concert Series, Pasadena Ca*
“Branded Arts” TCL Chinese Theatre, Hollywood Ca
“Sustainability” Art for all People, Malibu Ca (Private gallery)
“Visual Dialogues” Bergamot Station Arts Center, Santa Monica Ca
“Portal of Opportunities” Bergamot Station Arts Center, Santa Monica Ca
“Sensations of the Heart and Spirit” City of West Hollywood Gallery, West Hollywood Ca
“Synthesis” Mkrtchyan Art Gallery, Glendale CA
“Find your Roots” City of West Hollywood Gallery, West Hollywood Ca
“Me, Myself, and I” Rayko Center, San Francisco Ca
“The Easiest Season – Juried by Ann Jastrab” Rayko Photo Center, San Francisco Ca
“Take me away” San Francisco City Hall, San Francisco Ca
“Repurposed” Harveys Art Gallery and Showroom, Los Angeles Ca
“Sensual Impressionism” Harveys Art Gallery and Showroom, Los Angeles Ca
“Icons and Idols” Christie’s / Julien’s Auctions, Beverly Hills Ca
“Icons and Idols” Bergamot Station Arts Center, Santa Monica Ca
“Broken Dreams” Public Art, Rock of Ages, Pantages Theatre, Los Angeles CA* photos
“Spring Equinox” Affinity Galleries, West Hollywood CA
“Sacre Du Pretemps: Art, Music and Dance” 216 Promade, Long Beach CA
“Artistic Voyage”, Messiah Lutheran Church, Yorba Linda, CA
“Go Green”, Lark Galleries, Long Beach, California
“Transformations” Affinity Galleries, West Hollywood CA
“Ordinary found Extraordinary” Shumei Foundation, Pasadena CA
“Guitar Town Public Art Project” Gibson Foundation, West Hollywood CA
“Out There” Los Angeles Art Association Gallery 825, Los Angeles CA
“Grounded-Autumnal Equinox” Endangered Planet, Laguna Beach CA
“WeHo @ 25 A Celebration of Art” City of West Hollywood, West Hollywood CA
Mimo Auctions, Santa Monica CA
* Solo exhibition