After graduating from Youngstown State University, David Coleman embarked on a career in arts education which spanned over forty years. During that time, he taught drawing, painting, printmaking and photography to students of all ages. Along the way, he completed a Masters degree in education at Augusta College in Georgia and garnered awards in painting, printmaking, drawing and photographic art which now is his major focus.
After selling all of his photographic darkroom equipment many years ago, Dave now uses digital technology to create his art. Generally, he manipulates his original photographs using various photo-editing software programs to improve the composition or add a painterly look. Many of his works are composite photos made up of several disparate images to create what he likes to call a “new reality.”
Dave’s work has been exhibited at the Butler Institute of American Art in Youngstown, Ohio, the Quincy Art Center in Quincy, Illinois, and the Tubac Center for the Arts in Tubac Arizona. Living in the St. Louis metro area, he exhibited at the St. Louis Artists Guild and in St. Charles, MO, at the Foundry Art Centre. Most recently Dave has had one of his works win a second-place award in an international online photographic exhibition sponsored by the Pennsylvania Center for Photography.
Dave now spends much of his time creating and selling his work at Disparate Images, his studio-gallery located in the Fine Art Photography Gallery at the Hub on Canal in New Smyrna Beach, Florida.