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Dave was born in Campbell River on Vancouver Island. He has lived across Canada and in Italy plus he has traveled to Europe, Cuba, China and Romania. He currently lives in Delta, BC with his wife. Together they have five grown children.
Dave studied art at VCC Langara where he received a Two Year Art Diploma after which he went on to complete his Bachelors in Secondary Art Education from UBC. Later he went back to UBC and the Emily Carr Institute of Art and Design for additional studio courses. Dave taught art in the Delta School system for 30 years. He left teaching in 2012 and is working as an artist/illustrator.
2015: Sugar Cube Gallery, Bowen Island, BC
2014: Sugar Cube Gallery, Bowen Island, BC
2013: Raw Canvas, Vancouver
2010: Small Rituals Gallery, White Rock
2008: Pioneer Gallery, Ladner
2005: Firehall Gallery, North Delta
2001: Treewind Gallery, Delta
1997: McClure’s Gallery, Maple Ridge
1993: Delta Community Arts Gallery, Delta and Langley Vineyard Gallery
1990: Treewind Gallery, Delta
1989: Treewind Gallery, Delta
1982: In Media Gallery, Vancouver
2 Person Exhibitions:
2017: Flow Together, Newton Cultural Centre, Surrey Ravi Kahlon, MLA Office, Delta, BC
2012: Jinny Sim, MP, Office, Surrey, B.C.
2011: Jericho Art Center, Vancouver
2006: Blackberry Gallery, Port Moody.
2000: Blackberry Gallery, Port Moody
Group Exhibitions and Other Events:
2017: Annual Dleta Studio Stomp, 2012 to present.
2015: Piece of Mind Show at Vancouver Public Library and Hatch Gallery at UBC. International Day of the Dead
Exhibition on Granville Island, Vancouver. 3rd Annual Delta Studio Stomp, North Delta, BC.
2014: Piece of Mind Show, at Vancouver Public Library and University of British Columbia. Hosted by the Psychologists
Assoc. of BC; Delta Studio Stomp, Open Gallery Tour, North Delta, B.C.
2013: Delta Studio Stomp, Open Gallery Tours, North Delta, B.C.; 2 Art Battles, Raw Canvas; Flights of Fancy –
Group Art Show, Boundary Bay Airport; Battle of the Brush, Vancouver.
2012: Watershed Gallery, North Delta, Show Case and Havana Gallery, Vancouver – 3 Person Show
2 Art Battles, Raw Canvas, Vancouver
2009: Print in Juried Open Print Show, Federation Gallery, Vancouver and Gallery In The Garden, Ladner
2007: 614 Gallery, New Westminister and Group Show - ArtsPacific Juried Show, Delta
2006: Kerrisdale Cafe, Vancouver and ArtsPacific Juried Show, Delta
2004: ArtsPacific Juried Show, Delta
2003: ArtsPacific Juried Show, Delta, Imagio Show, Vancouver and UBC, Art Education Department
2002: ArtsPacific Juried Show, Delta
1996: Langley Centenniel Museum, Langley
1995: Arts & Peace Festival, Abbotsford and Langley Vineyard
1994: Arts & Peace Festival, Abbotsford and Langley Vineyard
1989: Crown Gallery, Vancouver
1979: Showcase, Burnaby Art Gallery, Burnaby.
1977–1979: Annual Print Show, UBC.
2014: Banner Design for Corporation of Delta, selected as a finalist.
2013: Awarded Letter of Appreciation from Mexican Consulate for participation in International Day of the Dead exhibit.
2000: “Art Teacher of the Year - Graduation Level” by the British Columbia Art
2003: Judges Award, “ArtSpacific” Juried Art Show, Delta, B.C.
1979: “Purchase Award” for Annual Print Show, UBC