Biography

In 1978 Dave participated in his first “Bronze Pour”. He was a freshman art major at Bethany College in rural Lindsborg, Kansas. That moment solidified in him the passion and excitement of creating bronze sculpture. To this day Dave’s enthusiasm hasn’t waned. He is one of only a handful of sculptors in this country, creating the amount of work he does, who oversees the entire process from the original clay to the finished bronze sculpture, at his studio.

After completing his M.F.A. in Sculpture from Alfred University, Dave spent eight years as a professor at St. Bonaventure University. In 1997 Dave left teaching to pursue his art full time. Since then he has created over 120 public works. His sculpture has taken him all over the globe. He has lived, worked, lectured and traveled throughout the United States, Canada and Mexico as well as Germany, France, Brazil, Japan, China, Egypt and the exotic island nation of Grenada.

Dave is a “Master” story teller, who in his own life has lived, felt, and experienced life to its fullest. His detailed, figurative, bronze sculptures, showing their range of emotions, capture that one eternal moment in the life and complexity of the human spirit.

Dave recently built a new sculpture studio at his home in beautiful Western New York. His wife, Connie, and their young son, Nigel, continue to inspire and encourage Dave’s creative pursuits.

 

 

Imagine, 2008 Public Sculpture Commission, Cuba, New York