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Featured Artist: David Bjurstrom - Pencil Drawings

A  recognized master in the medium of graphite, David will surprise you  with what is possible using only a pencil. On his technique, David  explains, "While many artists draw with an  emphasis on lines, I use  light and shadow-contrast-to delineate  surfaces, much like a painter  uses color. In that respect, my approach  to drawing is more like  painting."

"Cloud Gate", two cradled Claybord™ panels, 30" x 10" and 30" x 30"

Discovering in junior high that he wanted to be an artist, he has spent the intervening years exploring many media and has been able to make his youthful dream come true. Growing up in Oregon he spent many years as the senior photographer for Harry & David and the Jackson & Perkins mail order catalogs. So chances are pretty good you have seen his photos!

He says,  "It was a great job that I loved very much but my passion always lay  with drawing. In fact, the photography supported me while I began my art  career and allowed me to, fifteen years ago, turn my attention to  becoming a full-time artist and I've never looked back!"

Coming to the art fairs about five years ago with his drawings he says this is the best and most risky decision he has ever made. He has embraced the lifestyle wholeheartedly and the shows and the patrons have reinforced his choice. Mainly traveling the Western events from Washington to Texas he is piling up awards and is enthusiastic about his "new" career.

See him in April in The Woodlands Waterway Arts Festival near Houston and at the Main Street Fort Worth Arts Festival.

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Comment by Jacki Bilsborrow on April 8, 2012 at 2:17pm

That is fantastic.  It looks like a photo!

Comment by David Bjurstrom on April 6, 2012 at 5:54pm

Thanks so very much!

Comment by Janet Miller on April 6, 2012 at 3:12pm

Yep, WOW says it all! Amazing work.

Comment by Karole Bowlds on April 6, 2012 at 3:06pm

Congrats To David for being featured!

Love "Cloud Gate" BTW!

Comment by Lydia Ksionda on April 6, 2012 at 12:52pm


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