David Skinner was born in Los Angeles and discovered art in high school. He received his BFA from the University of California at Santa Barbara and his MFA from Western Carolina University. David is known for his vibrant landscape paintings that bridge the divide between realism and abstraction. He currently lives in Asheville NC where you’ll usually find him working out of his warehouse studio in Asheville’s famed River Arts District. Besides making a living from the sales of his art David also teaches summer painting workshops in Italy and Ireland, as well as teaching art classes at Warren Wilson College and Western Carolina University. He is married with two young boys.