A native of Ogden, Utah, David’s interest in art began at an early age and he has been working as a professional artist for over thirty years. He received a bachelor of science degree from Weber State University and a master of fine arts degree through Utah State University. He taught high school art for 27 years, retiring in the spring of 2000 to devote more time to his art.Although he is well known for his accurate depictions of wildlife and western landscapes, David’s work is very diverse and includes a wide variety of subjects. His richly colored, impressionistic style has afforded him the opportunity of showing his work in private collections and shows throughout the United States, Canada, and Europe. He has crafted monumental bronze sculptures for Weber State University, Fremont High School, Skyview High School, Roy High School and private individuals and businesses. He is a strong supporter of numerous wildife and charitable organizations. He has served as a board member for the Eccles Community Art Center for over 20 years.
David is always striving for excellence. He love’s new challenges and opportunities which provide him with creative resources. He receives inspiration from the beautiful surroundings of his home and studio in Mountain Green, Utah.
As an artist, I am drawn to a wide variety of subjects, from the old buildings, animals, or aspen trees of the West to the landscapes and doorways of Europe. I look for arrangements that seem to jump out and say “Paint Me!” I am drawn to interesting composition, created by lights and shadows. I love loose, painterly brush strokes that dance across the canvas, with splashes of color.”
David W. Jackson