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I have begun a journey into the world of meditation and the mind; my artwork draws from this newfound peace and fulfillment with the world and nature and myself. As I venture through the readings and scripts I have amassed, I plan to document this with my art. Please join me on this journey as I work through meditation and the seven chakras opening to find enlightenment and true awakening.
A little history about me; I was born in Washington, D.C. and have continued to live and work in the surrounding cities and suburbs of D.C. for most of my life. I attended a visual and performing arts high school, which trained students in classical art history, color theory, design, perspective, and even photography. I then set my sights on attending and graduating from the University of Maryland College Park with a degree in Studio Arts with an emphasis in mixed media. During my undergraduate work I apprenticed under a well-known sculptor and sharpened my skills as a sculptor in bronze, steel, and wood. I also learned what it meant to be an artist and how critically important craftsmanship and attention to detail is to fine artists.
I have been a regular participant in gallery shows, appeared in stores, and group co-ops in Washington, D.C. for years, I have transitioned my fine art talents into a lithography career as a desktop publisher. At this high-volume printing company, I worked on my career and began to discover a love for technology and typography. As a scanner and prepress operator, I enjoyed the ability to manipulate photos and designs with programs like Photoshop, InDesign, and my personal favorite Illustrator. I am fascinated with creating new and exciting things on the computer; It has opened many new doors to explore. I have found new ways to express myself by combining these two areas of my life. I use software as a tool to help create designs that inspire paintings. I also enjoy seeing projects I work on for clients such as Verizon, AT&T, and Marriott being printed on large Heidelberg presses in the thousands. The merging of technology and my art has allowed me to become extremely self-expressive, which helped me transition into my current graphic design position. I have been working in the print arena for over 15 years and web related materials for almost 10 years now. I am always looking to expand my knowledge on all things art. I feel social media networks are the next step. I completed a masters certification program for social media managers in 2015 and have begun to explore how this new venture will impact my career.
I volunteer for Run 4 Shelter, which was established in 2009, a running event that has raised over $100,000 for Our Haven Shelter. Our Haven is a non-profit, faith-based organization comprised of local church leaders committed to making a difference. Our Haven's mission is to help support the fight against Homelessness in Queen Anne's County, Maryland • To learn more about this cause please visit: www.run4shelter.net
*Buy prints and paintings by David Weingaertner. Original designs that can only be found online, colorful abstract designs, vibrant colors, lotus, flowers, chakras, spiritual awakenings, OM, Buddha, plants, elephants, spirits, root, sacral, solar, heart, throat, third eye, crown, and vibrations.
**All artwork in this gallery is the original artwork of David Weingaertner. All Rights Reserved. It is for sale, copyrighted to David Weingaertner and @artbydw, as such, is protected by US and International Copyright laws. Do not steal this art by downloading to a computer, printing, copying or reproducing in anyway. It is illegal to do so and all infringements are pursued to the full extent of the law.
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David Weingaertner joined Pixels.com on May 1st, 2015.