“The world in which you were born is just one model of reality. Other cultures are not failed attempts at being you; they are unique manifestations of the human spirit…” — Wade Davis

About Dave

I’m an artist, musician, and writer, and I get a lot of my inspiration from my adventures traveling to interesting places. I’m passionate about anthropology, which is to say, I want to understand the human experience and this thing that we call culture. My explorations into the diverse cultures of the world have inspired me to make artwork and music about the people and places I have seen. I’ve also written and illustrated a book about my time living in West Africa, where I studied traditional music styles over the past decade and a half.

At my core, I’m an artist, and have been ever since I picked up a pencil and started drawing at age five. That started a life-long journey that has led me down some unique paths in life. There have been some detours off the path — or perhaps those side roads were really part of it. In any case, art has always been there in some form. I’m rediscovering it again, and committing to making it a full-time endeavor.

Hi. I’m Dave.

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I’ve always been a dreamer and a creator. I’m overflowing with ideas, projects, creative potential, and the passion and work ethic to make ideas into reality. What drives me every day is the pursuit of creative potential actualized, and the pure simple joy of knowing that with consistent hard work, day by day I can forge my raw talents into an ever-increasingly powerful and well-tuned suite of tools for turning my creative vision into powerful modes of expression. For me, these modes of expression most often take the forms of drawings, paintings, writing, musical compositions and recordings. Though they differ in form, they are rarely unrelated to me. Rather, they are different sections of the same dream tapestry that begins to connect in often unexpected ways as my work deepens.

My artwork and music are a means for me to tell stories about the diverse world in which we live. I have traveled well off the beaten path to find these stories, and I am pleased to share them with you in my projects and latest artwork. My hope is that they can add something of value or interest to what it means to be human, and alive, on this magnificient Earth.

This website serves as a repository for my ideas and creations as I continue along the path that started some forty years ago when I made my first drawing…