Douglas David received his BFA in Visual Communication from Indiana University’s Herron School of Art. For over 10 years, his position as graphic designer, art and creative director for Simon brought many regional and national awards in retail and real estate development before opening his own successful commercial art studio. As his painting career evolved, he continued his studies in painting with iconic teachers including Frank Mason of the Art Students League New York, John P Osborne of Ridgewood Art Institute and successful painter, John C. Traynor. Through the years, Douglas has received numerous awards, honors and grants, crossing the country to exhibit and teach. He is a member of many art associations including the Southern Vermont Art Center, Hoosier Salon, Naples Art Association and the prestigious Salmagundi Club.