David Gilsvik, Painter
I hope you'll join me at this year's Julebyen in Knife River. For just two days -- December 2-3, I'll have an opportunity to greet you outdoors at this fun, Christmas fest. Dress warmly!
For many years I worked in the world of commercial art, but the past fifteen years has sent me in another direction. All seasons of the outdoors inspire me. While hiking, canoeing, or snowshoeing, scenes reveal themselves that await my palette. I am drawn to the power of light and shadow, water and skies. Stop by! I'll have a number of new, original paintings and prints for you to select from. Sivertson Gallery (Grand Marais), features my original oils and prints year 'round.
The world of nature has always been my world of choice. My method is to simply observe nature and pay attention, both to the nature in front of me and the nature inside of me. I guess I have some faith that if an idea or image is interesting to me,
it is probably interesting to someone else as well.