I believe that creating art is one of the most exciting things a human can experience. The act of placing an image on paper or canvas is most personally rewarding.
Art leaves a legacy for all to view long after the artist has departed the earth. Art is a window into the mind and soul of it's maker. The impact is viewed and felt by both the artist and those who view the unique pieces of art.
St. Benedict's College, Atchinson, Kansas.
Ferris State University, Big Rapids, Michigan
I took early retirement and decided to pursue my love for art. Most of my career involved design and art in the textile business. My interest in art was enlightened by my travels to many parts of the world. My art and use of color are heavily influenced by the cultures and countries that I have visited. I have been actively painting for nearly fouryears and truly love what I am doing. I have had some successes this past year and have won juried exhibits. I have also attended workshops with well known professionals. 2013 I will receive my Georgia Watercolor Society Signature
Joe Miller, Boone, NWS,NC
Pat Dews, Boone,NWS, NC
Sterling Edwards, Boone, NC
Mary Ann Beckwith,NWS,GWS, Spring, 2011
Lynn Weisbach GWS Norcross Ga 2012
Lynn Weisbach GWS Roswell Ga. Design and Composition 2012
Darryl Urig Knife Painting Feb. 2013
JURIED SHOWS ,Awards and Gallery venues
Gwinnett County Senior Centers Aug. 2010 Honorable Mention
Art Station, Stone Mtn, Georgia Sept 2011 Honorable Mention
Kudzu Art Zone, Norcross, Georgia Nov, 2010
Kudzu Art Zone, Norcross, Georgia 2nd Place Jan. 2011
Art Station Stone Mtn Ga. Jan 2011
Kudzu Art Zone, Norcross, Georgia March 2011
Dominick's Restaurant, Norcross, Georgia
Norcross Community Center, Norcross, Georgia
Paizano's Restaurant, Norcross, Georgia
Grayson Library, Grayson, Ga. Private exhibit featuring collective works of my painting partner Liz Borkhuis and our individual pieces
Cumming FUMC Festival of Art, Juried show , May 2011
Gwinnett Justice and Administration Center Exhibit. May 2011
Kudzu Art Zone Juried Show. 1st Place award May 2011
Art Station, Stone Mtn. Georgia June , 2011
Quinlon Visual Arts. Gainsville ,Ga 2 works accepted for Juried show Oct. 2011
Kudzu Art Zone,Norcross Georgia. Theme was Velocity - 3rd place in juried competition July 2011. Art work titled CURRENTS.
Georgia Watercolor Society Juried, 2011 Members Exhibition - Lyndon House Art Center, Athens, Georgia Exhibit start August 15, 2011
Georgia National Fair, Perry Georgia. Fine Arts Department, 3 works accepted in state juried competition. Fair start in October 2011
Georgia National Fair, Perry Ga. Awarded 1st place in the professional division October 16, 2011
Bethseda Senior Center, Lawrenceville Ga. 3 artists show oct 2, 2011 throught Jan. 2012 40 pieces on exhibit
Grayson Library, Grayson , Ga Exhibit open thru. Late December, 2011
Art Station, Stone Mountain, Ga. 2 works accepted in a juried show open Nov. & Dec. 2011
Art Station, Stone Mountain Ga. 2 pieces accepted for Jan. 2012 Exhibit. Time in the City and Murder She Wrote Exhibit opens Jan. !4, 2012
Kudzu Art Zone ,Norcross Ga. Juried exhibit. Song in Your Heart Exhibit. Feb 2012 3 works accepted.
Georgia Watercolor Society 2012 National Exhibition- Exhibit opens April 2 to May 26 - On display will be ... The Time Machine
Georgia National Fair- Artist In Residence March 17, 2012 Invitation and acceptance of The Artist in Residence for the Georgia National Fair held in Perry Georgia Oct. 4 to the 14, 2012. My art will be on display and I will be painting during the fair.
Georgia State National Fair- October 4-14, 2012 The judge has selected 12 of my painting for the Georgia Nat. Fair juried exhibit.
Georgia State National Fair- 3rd place and honorable mention awards. Oct 2012 Professional division
Georgia Watercolor Society has excepted my art, 'The Symphany of Muscial Spheres' for the members exhibit In Mableton Georgia on October 2012
Cobble Creek Studio - Snellville Ga, Solo Exhibit Dec - Jan. 2013 45 pieces on display
Grand Opening Exhibit- The art of Healing East Side Hospital Exhibit by invitation Jan. 2013
567 Center for Renewal, Macon Ga. solo exhibit feb. - 1 to feb. 25 , 2013 40 pieces on display
Cumming 1st United Church Art Festival and Exhibit. Alone and Desperate pallete knife work accepted on juried show.
Georgia Watercolor Society 2013 National Exhibit . Acceptance of work. [ Organica ] Will be on display at the Blue Ridge Arts Center in Blue Ridge Ga.
Acceptance in the Georgia Watcolor Society National Exhibit now qualifies me for my GWS Signature.
David was recently appointed to represent the Arts for the City of Norcross to the Chamber of Commerce.
Lona Gallery, Lawrenceville Ga. # person exhibit, with Shirley Shephard, Lynn Weisbach and David Raderstorf May to June 2013
June 2013 Selected as the President of the Norcross Arts Alliance.
1st Annual exhibit for Kudzu Art Zone OPEN EXHIBIT juried by Larry Walker. 2 works accepted Organica and Outer Limits.
David is consulting with the city of Lilburn Ga. on the setup of their Arts program and Alliance.
Open Exhibit. Kudzu Art Zone. 1st Place award Judged by Larry Walker June 2013
International Society of Experimental Artist - ISEA
Georgia Watercolor Society
Art Station, Stone Mtn, Georgia
Kudzu Art Zone, Norcross, Georgia - Chairman
North Gwinnett Art Association
Quinlan Visual Arts Center, Gainsville, Georgia