David Brownstead paints in oil on canvas and watercolor on ragboard, his many subjects ranging from the figurative to floral, including portraiture, skyscapes, landscapes, pets and sports, as well as the whimsical. His two sons often inspire his work, on occasion becoming the subjects of his beachscape paintings and other imagery.
David attended the prestigious School of Art at Ohio University, listed as one of the twenty best painting schools in the United States, under the tutelage of Professor Gary Pettigrew and academic advisor, Dr. William Kortlander. Mr. Brownstead double-majored in painting and art history, graduating summa cum laude, and studied Renaissance art in Italy on scholarship, which he credits for greatly influencing his evolution as an artist and for the direction of his painting.
Mr. Brownstead is collected nationally and has been awarded commissions for national and international sporting events, jazz festivals, and other significant events and occasions. David’s work is held in many private and corporate collections, and his credits include:
~U.S. Alpine Championship Ski Posters, two consecutive years
~Winter Park Jazz Festival, two consecutive years
~The American Ski Classic/Gerald Ford Cup Race
~ Limited Edition Print for The Betty Ford Alpine Garden, Vail, CO
~The Tenth Pan American Games Commemorative Image, Indianapolis, IN
~ Greenpeace Promotional Images
~ Polio Plus/Rotary International
~Special Commission ~ Del Coronado Hotel, Coronado, CA
~ Special Commission ~ Bernardo Winery, Rancho Bernardo, CA
~ Special Commission ~ Four Seasons Resort, Carlsbad, CA
~Numerous Other Business, Corporate and Humanitarian Commissions
The artist owns the Mark Daniel Fine Art Publishing Company, named for his sons, Mark and Daniel, which publishes and distributes his line of fine art prints and note cards. He paints in his home studio in San Diego, CA.