“Larger than Life – Turkey Vulture” received an Honourable
Mention in the ‘Animals – Wild, Domestic, on Land, in the
Air or Under the Sea’ competition by Art-Competition.net, an
international fine art online juried competition.
||David's work is featured in the November
2014 issue of American Art Collector magazine.
Parrot" image receives an award in the
International Artist magazine Challenge #83 "Wildlife"
of Madagascar" painting receives another Medal of Excellence
during the 2014 "Artists for Conservation" Festival.
||Harpy Eagle and David's AFC Flag Expedition
are featured in National Birds of the World book by
Ron Toft. The book was published by Bloomsbury (ISBN
Sunset (Flamingo)" receives Honourable Mention in the
Art Renewal Center (ARC) 2013/2014 International Salon
Sunset (Flamingo)" is selected as one of the 116 winners
of North Light Books’ second annual Best of Acrylic
AcrylicWorks 2: Radical Breakthroughs (published Feb 2015).
Winners were selected from more than 1200 submissions from
Eagle - Talons” is selected as a finalist in the International
Challenge #75 “Wildlife” competition.
David receives AFC Conservation Artists of the Month award.
The award's intention is to celebrate artists' commitment
and contribution to the AFC's mission.
Up Close" is chosen as a finalist in the International
Artist magazine Challenge #72 "Favourite Subjects"
of David's sketches are featured in Sketchbook
Confidential 2, published by North Light Books.
The book features the sketches, preliminary drawings, and
finished work of 38 professional artists, and gives readers
a peak into the artists' minds via their sketchbooks.
of David's "tried-and-true" tools and tips are included in
an article in the November 2011 issue of The Artist's Magazine.
and his work are showcased in a Feature Article in
the April 2011 issue in The Artist's Magazine.
The multiple-page spread includes several of David's latest
pieces - with an emphasis on David's quest for uniqueness
and originality in his work - along with a step-by-step demo
on acrylics techniques.
"Madagascar - Creatures of the Night I" is awarded a
MEDAL OF EXCELLENCE in the 2010 "The
Art of Conservation - An International Exhibit of Nature in
Art" show. Furthermore, his "Harpy
Eagle (Chick) Montage" piece is also juried into the
David and his work are featured in a
three-part article in the online version of the Canadian
Rockies Lifestyle and Tourism Guide (http://canadianrockies.pipeno.com/).
article "Scribbling, Scraping & Scratching"
published in the July/August 2010 issue of The Artist's
Magazine as part of their "Drawing Board" column.
In the article, David demonstrates the use
of non-traditional tools and an experimental approach to
drawing wildlife, using a capuchin monkey as his subject.
The final product is his "Siesta".
having won First Place in this category during the 2007 competition, David
is invited to serve as the Juror in the Animal/Wildlife category in The
Artist's Magazine 26th Annual Art Competition. His choices
are featured in
the magazine's December 2009 issue.
article, "Draw Realistic Animals", is published in the
July/August 2009 issue of The
Artist's Magazine as part of their "Drawing Board" column. In
the article, David shares techniques and tips for drawing (and painting)
wildlife, using a red-breasted nuthatch as his subject. The final
product is his "Nuthatch
I Preliminary Sketch".
David also prepared a more detailed demonstration of the process he used
to draw the bird's eye, available online at
Three of David's pieces are selected as
finalists in the Animal/Wildlife category of The
Artist's Magazine 25th Annual Art Competition:
Eagle - Talons", "Harpy
Eagle - Portraits", and "Larger
than Life - Turkey Vulture". The competition
winner has attended one of David's
workshops, and is kind enough to mention that fact in the
article that accompanies her well-deserving winning piece.
The Artists for Conservation Foundation releases a
Collector's Edition of David's Flag Expedition Journal.
Montage" is awarded
FIRST PLACE in the
Animal Art category during The
Artist's Magazine 24th Annual Art Competition. Furthermore, his "Watchful
Gaze - Common Marmoset" is also selected as a finalist.
This is an amazing accomplishment and David
is honoured to have been included among "The Year's Best
is invited by Bird Studies Canada to be the Guest
Artist for the 2007 Baillie Birdathon.
prominently display his “Osprey Juvenile Preliminary Sketch.”
of David's images are chosen from close to 700 entries for
inclusion in the 2007 Ducks Unlimited Canada (DUC)
National Art Print Portfolio.
The images have been combined into one print, "Songbird
of David's pieces receive special recognition in the
Artist's Magazine 23rd Annual Art Competition.
His "Pelican Up Close" is awarded Honorable
Mention in the Animal Art category, while "Wren on
Thistle" is also selected as a finalist.
This is truly an accomplishment to be proud of, as the
magazine received almost 1,400 entries in this category
David is invited to present at the Cornell
University's Lab of Ornithology "Monday Night Seminar"
series (to view streaming video of the presentation, visit
||Three of David's pieces are accepted at the 2006 Arts
for the Parks "Mini 100 Contest Show & Sale".
||David is honoured to receive a special invitation to
participate in the Artists for the New Century
exhibition at the Bennington Center for the Arts in Vermont.
David was recommended by the editors of Wildlife Art
magazine for this exhibition, which would feature "an
important group of artists whose representational work has
begun to appear in the last ten years, and who invariably
produce excellent work, technically and artistically."
||Conservation issue of Wildlife Art magazine
(Jan/Feb 2006) features David's work and his activities in
support of the environment, including details about the
first AFC Flag Expedition.
"Lemur Miniature" piece
is chosen by artist-juror Susan Bourdet as the First Place winner in the Creative
Catalyst Productions online Fall Art Show.
The theme of this show was animals, both wild and
David receives first fellowship grant under
the AFC's (formerly WNAG's) Flag Expedition Program (www.http://www.artistsforconservation.org/programs/flag-expeditions).
The objective of the program is to make possible the field
study and artistic rendering of endangered species or
habitats deserving of greater public attention.
Although the AFC received several strong proposals, David's
was viewed as the strongest, and the one that most closely
represented the stated objectives of the program.
David's Expedition to be the first of the groundbreaking
"Spring Arrival - Cardinal" is selected Best of
Show at the Audubon Society of Portland's "Nature &
Wildlife Art Competition & Exhibition".
Competition was part of the Society's Wild Arts Festival,
which celebrated its 25th anniversary during Thanksgiving
is the featured artist at the Buckhorn Wildlife Art
Festival (Buckhorn, ON).
His "Mute Swan" image is prominently displayed in
the show's program, posters, t-shirts, sweatshirts, etc.
"Great Egret" is selected as a finalist in the Animal
Art category of the 21st Annual Artist's Magazine
With over 13,000 entries in this year's competition,
David is honoured to once again be among the top 50 in this
||David's work is featured in the Spring 2004 issue of
American Falconry magazine.
with his "Rocky Mountain Eye II" image, is selected
by the Alberta Ducks Unlimited Provincial Council as the
2005 Alberta Artist of the Year.
"Racoons (Young) Diptych" is selected for inclusion
in the 2004 Ducks Unlimited Canada National Art Print
David's "In the Heat of Winter (Scrub Jay)" (see
picture under the July 2002 entry) is selected as a
finalist in the Animal Art category of the 20th Annual
Artist's Magazine's Art Competition.
With over 13,000 entries in this year's competition, David
is honoured to be among the top 50 in this category.
the fourth year in a row, David receives two "Collector's
Choice" awards during the ARTessential show (Calgary,
This time he received the Best of Show Acrylic
Painting award for his "Scarlet over Green"
piece, and the Best of Show Mixed Media award for "Bald
"In the Heat of Winter (Scrub Jay)" is one of the
winners in the 2002 Arts for the Parks "Mini 50"
"Rocky Mountain Eye" is selected by the Alberta Ducks
Unlimited Provincial Council as the 2003 Alberta Sponsor
Print of the Year.
his first year at the NatureWorks Wildlife Art Show &
Sale in Tulsa, Oklahoma, David receives an Excellence
Award for his painting "Full."
||Wildlife Art magazine features David in an
article on "Global Positioning." (Wildlife Art, March/April
||David is elected to membership in the prestigious
Society of Animal Artists.
the third year in a row, David receives two "Collector's
Choice" awards during the ARTessential show (Calgary,
This time he received the "Best of Show - Acrylic
Painting" award for his "Algonquin Reflection"
piece, and the "Best of Show - New Reproduction"
award for his new giclée "A Little off the Top."
"Brazilian Blue & Gold" piece
is selected for inclusion
in the prestigious Birds in Art exhibition at the
Leigh Yawkey Woodson Art Museum (Wausau, WI).
The piece is subsequently included in the Birds in Art
the second year in a row, David receives a "Collector's
Choice - Best of Show Miniature Painting" award during
the ARTessential show (Calgary, AB). This time
the award went to his "Yawning Lioness" piece.
Art magazine includes David's "Ground Squirrel
Study" in their article "Animal Art: A to Z."
David's ground squirrels proudly posed to illustrate the
letter "G." (U.S. Art, June 2000 issue)
||Wildlife Art magazine includes David in
select group of "Artists to Watch in the New Millennium"
(Wildlife Art, Jan/Feb 2000 issue)
receives two "Collector's Choice - Best of Show" awards at
the ARTessential show (Calgary, AB).
"Macaw Study" received the "Best of Show
Miniature Painting" award, while "Lady in Waiting"
received the "Best of Show New Reproduction" award.
his second year at the Buckhorn Wildlife Art Festival
(Buckhorn, ON), David is selected as the featured artist.
His piece, "Early Arrival - Cardinal," is used in
the show's official poster and program cover.
||Full-page feature on David and his work appears in Arts
Section of the Calgary Sun (Calgary, AB).
||In his first year at the Pacific Rim Wildlife Art
Exposition, David wins 2nd place in the badge remarque