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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 Nanaimo, 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 Delta Studio Stomp.
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. *Havana Gallery, Vancouver – 3 Person Show.
*2 Art Battles, Raw Canvas, Vancouver
2009: *Print in Juried Open Print Show, Federation Gallery, Vancouver. *Gallery In The Garden, Ladner
2007: *614 Gallery, New Westminister. *Group Show - ArtsPacific Juried Show, Delta
2006: *Kerrisdale Cafe, Vancouver.*ArtsPacific Juried Show, Delta
2004: *ArtsPacific Juried Show, Delta
2003: *ArtsPacific Juried Show, Delta. *Imagio Show, Vancouver. *UBC, Art Education Department
2002: *ArtsPacific Juried Show, Delta
1996: *Langley Centenniel Museum, Langley
1995: *Arts & Peace Festival, Abbotsford. *Langley Vineyard Gallery.
1994: *Arts & Peace Festival, Abbotsford.*Langley Vineyard Gallery.
1989: *Crown Gallery, Vancouver
1979: *Showcase, Burnaby Art Gallery, Burnaby.
1977–1979: *Annual Print Show, UBC.
2019: Certificate of Appreciation from Ravi Kahlon, MLA for Delta North for Years of Service in the Arts.
2019: Banner Design for Corporation of Delta.
2014: Banner Design for Corporation of Delta.
2013: Awarded Letter of Appreciation from Mexican Consulate for participation in International Day of the Dead
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