"My art, like my life, has evolved over a long period of time. After four decades of painting pictures, I've reached the point where I paint
only subject matter that interests me while affording me an opportunity to try something a little different."
A graduate of Art Center College of Design, David Plourde was an award-winning illustrator (editorial, book, advertising, medical)
in New York for twenty years before moving to Austin, TX. Plourde taught at both the University of Texas at Austin and at Austin
Community College. Over the past fifteen years he has had numerous gallery affiliations throughout Texas and New Mexico. He enjoys painting
people in all settings but his favorite areas to paint from nature are Maine and New Mexico, where he finds the contrast in environment and
color both challenging and wonderfully unique.