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Most of my life I have drawn and painted in some form or another, mostly as a hobby, as with most artists. This changed gradually for me over the past four years. I was previously focused on a career as a technical illustrator, and also worked in a freelance capacity, producing computer-based illustrations and multimedia presentations from print to web design to 3D computer animations.
Prior to college, I worked outside of the art field, but continued to draw in my spare time, and took some courses at the Dundas Valley School of Art. A friend of mine saw my work and suggested I apply to the art college that she was attending, as she said my work was on par with some of her classmates. At the time, this was the furthest thing from my mind, but then I started to think seriously about it, and thought “Why not me?” So, later that year I applied to the Art Fundamentals program at Sheridan College, and to my surprise I was accepted.
During those five years at Sheridan, I learned the finer details of drawing and painting, and chose Technical Illustration as my core focus. I studied under some accomplished and amazing artists, including Eric Britton, Stan Hughes, John Parker and Bobbi Wagner.
After Sheridan, even with my career focus being technical illustration, I still attended life drawing classes in my spare time. But as time went by, working in computer based art and design, I got tired of the cold and sterile environment and longed for something else.
After a long absence from classic painting, I thought to myself "Why aren't you doing anything?" Then, on November 2nd 2008, I was entering my home and saw the pumpkin I had bought for Halloween on the front porch, and something in me switched on. I needed to paint! And so it started.....I spent the next few days locked in my workspace with the pumpkin still-life set up. I painted until it was done. The passion was back, and it is slowly taking over all aspects of my life.
Since that day, I have been painting almost everyday my work continues to evolve. As my journey continues, I am documenting my process along the way. You can read about my experience creating my paintings at: http://daybe.blogspot.com
To Learn more about David and his works please visit http://daybe.blogspot.com