David Westerfield • Village Galleries Maui


Artist’s Statement....“Painting is my response to and appreciation for what I see around me. I am interested in capturing the shapes, colors, and contrasts of sunlight and shadow, water and shore, earth and sky. I am attracted to subjects that exemplify the beauty of nature or that have a heart-felt significance in my life. As a graphic designer and illustrator I have spent my career designing for others. Painting gives me the chance to create for myself. The sand, surf, mountains, and overall beauty of Hawaii, make it one of my favorite places to be and paint.”

Glenview, Illinois resident David Westerfield attended Wayne State University in Detroit majoring in art before transferring to North Park College in Chicago. There he earned a BA in Art with a concentration in drawing and painting and was also given the Senior Art Award. Other study has included the American Academy of Art inChicago and the Sedona Art Center in Arizona. He has also attended plein air painting workshops with Marcia Burtt and Randall Sexton.

After graduating David began a career in graphic design and illustration which has stretched more than thirty years. His illustration credits include The Saturday Evening Post, The Covenant Companion, and many other editorial and corporate publications. He also illustrated a series of eight step-by-step drawing  books for children in the Draw It series published by Heinemann Library.

In recent years David has begun transitioning from commercial art to his renewed interest in fine arts. He paints both in the studio and on location, regularly traveling to favorite spots in Hawaii, California, and Michigan.