© 2019 by David Castle

About Artist David Castle

David Castle

Born in Denver, Colorado

Lives & works in Portland, Oregon

 

Award-winning artist David Castle paints abstractions infused with unexpectedly rich and vivid colors. His art is inspired by the variety of mountain and urban terrain he explores throughout extensive traveling in North America and his years of living, working, and traveling throughout Europe during his former career as a computer scientist.

As a constant innovator and experimenter, David's painting process itself also inspires him nearly as much as the beloved trees and coastal sea-and-sky horizon lines that he discovers in his travels and around his home in Oregon. David draws from his exposure to the colors and shapes of these very different places combining paper, brush, water and oil, color, air, surface tension and gravity to create each painting.

Over the years, David has studied with a variety of artists in North America and has completed many large-scale commissions for corporate, public and private collections throughout the United States, Canada, Mexico, England and Australia.

GALLERIES

SELECTED SOLO & GROUP EXHIBITIONS

  • 2019 PRIDE Exhibition, Multnomah Arts Center, Portland, OR (2019)

  • 19th Annual Portland Open Studios Tour, Portland, OR (2017)

  • Western Federation of Watercolor Societies 42nd Exhibition, Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art, Eugene, OR (2017)

  • Fine Arts Exhibit, Oregon State Fair, Salem, OR (2015, 2016)

  • New Directions Exhibition, Barrett Art Center, Poughkeepsie, NY (2015)

  • Spokane Watercolor Society Exhibit, Northwest Museum of Arts, Spokane, WA (2015)

  • San Diego Watercolor Society International Exhibit, SDWS Gallery, San Diego, CA (2015)

  • Rocky Mountain National Watermedia, Foothills Art Center, Golden, CO (2007, 2015)

  • The Pulse Project, The Empty Spaces Project Gallery, Putnam, CT (2015)

  • Dear Summer Exhibition, Millworks Artist Studios and Gallery, Columbus, OH (2015)

  • WAAL Motorists Exhibit, Motorists Insurance Building, Columbus, OH (2013, 2014)

  • WAAL – Spring Exhibit, High Road Gallery, Columbus, OH (2013, 2014)

  • Thumb Box, Ohio Art League Gallery, Columbus, OH (December, 2013)

  • Colorado Watercolor Society New Trends Exhibition, CoArt Gallery, Denver, CO (September, 2011)

  • Colorado Watercolor Society State Exhibition, Foothills Art Center, Golden, CO (April, 2011; Leon T. Hake Award)

  • Contemporary Painters Exhibit, Translations Gallery, Denver, CO (October, 2010)

  • New Trends Exhibition, Republic Plaza, Denver, CO (September, 2010; Honorable Mention Award)

  • International Watermedia XVI, Sangre de Cristo Arts Center, Pueblo, CO (August, 2009)

  • Colorado Watercolor Society State Exhibition, Colorado History Museum, Denver, CO (2009, 2010)

  • UnConventional, The Other Side Arts, Denver, CO (August, 2008)

  • Colorado, See the New West Like a Local Exhibition, Denver International Airport, Denver, CO (2008)

  • Western Federation of Watercolor Societies 33rd Exhibition, Tubac Center for the Arts, Tubac, AZ (March, 2008)

  • High Plein Air Arts Exhibition, Colorado History Museum, Denver, CO (November, 2007)

  • Great 8 Exhibition, Wichita Center for the Arts, Wichita, KS (November, 2007)

  • Art on the River Exhibit, Art Students League of Denver, Denver, CO (October, 2007; Second Place Award)

  • Arizona Aqueous XXII, Tubac Art Center, Tubac, AZ (2007; Special Recognition Award)

  • Self Portrait, Evergreen Arts Center, Evergreen, CO (2007)

  • Abstraction v2.0, CORE New Art Space, Denver, CO (2006)

  • T Show, Andenken Gallery, Denver, CO (2006)

  • Republic Plaza Invitational, Republic Plaza Center, Denver, CO (2005)

  • International Small Works, Red Dot Fine Art, Santa Fe, NM (2004)

  • Diminutive Works, CORE New Art Space, Denver, CO (2003)

  • Mini Metallics, The Usher Group, Denver, CO (2003)

  • In the Garden, Lakewood Arts Council - South Union Gallery, Lakewood, CO (2003)

  • Exposure, Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art, Boulder, CO (2003)

 

SELECTED JURIED ART FESTIVALS

  • Downtown Denver Festival of the Arts (2003-11; Third Place Award, 2006; Best of Show Award, 2008)

  • Aspen Fine Arts Festival (2005-7)

  • Beaver Creek Arts Festival (2005-7)

  • Art in the Pearl Arts Festival - Portland, OR (2004-5)

 

CORPORATE COLLECTIONS

  • Sandestin Hilton Resort & Spa - Miramar Beach, FL

  • Family Dentist Tree - Rochester, MN

  • Long & Page - Denver, CO

  • Community Banks - Colorado

  • Denver Public Library - Western History Permanent Collection - Denver, CO

  • Lincoln Medical Center - Englewood, CO

  • Park Meadows Medical Office - Englewood, CO

  • Rocky Mountain Children's Hospital - Denver, CO

  • WOW! Internet, Cable and Phone - Englewood, CO

 

MEMBERSHIPS

  • 2015 - present | Juried Member, Watercolor Society of Oregon

  • 2004 - present | Signature Member, Colorado Watercolor Society (Board Member, 2008-2012)

  • 2003 - present | Associate Member, American Watercolor Society

 

EDUCATION

  • B.S., Computer Information Systems, DeVry University, Phoenix (1989)

  • Arts education at The Art Students League of Denver (2004-2011)

  • Colorado Master Gardener, CSU Cooperative Extension Service, Denver (2002-4)