A lover of nature, Dave liked to paint what he saw. He found inspiration in camping
and hiking trips, and spent many hours discovering the many colors hidden in
patches of sun and shadow. He had a gift for finding the hidden beauty in the world
around him and sharing it with others through his art. He never stopped exploring
ways to capture the things that inspired him, eventually trying and mastering
acrylics, oils, watercolors, pastels, and pencil.
Dave himself was an inspiration to many who knew him. Unfortunately, in February
of 2004, Dave lost a courageous battle with colon cancer. Known and appreciated
for his quick wit, he never lost his sense of humor and asked only that he be
remembered with joy and love. He left behind a legacy of amazing art as well as his
wife, two children, and three grandchildren.