David Platford is an American artist from Oakland California. He holds a MFA from the Academy of Art University, San Francisco, and a BA from the University of California Santa Cruz. While at the Academy of Art University Dave studied the traditional and contemporary oil painting techniques, as well as the principles of Realism, Pop-Art, Abstract Expressionism, Surrealism, Graphic Design and Easter Aesthetics.
Ultimately I went my own direction, developing a unique poetic visual language with paint. My inspiration comes from traveling to sacred places around the world, plein-air painting and observing the interaction of contrasting elements.