David Wells’ abstract artworks are known for their intense color, energy and motion. Utilizing acrylic paints and inks, and his knowledge of chemistry to change variables in his artistic process, every creation is dynamic, unique and has unexpected elements. Impulsiveness provides him with inspiration for endless experimentation. David has adapted his technique to many surfaces, including tile, plastic, glass, paper, wood and canvas. His medium is well suited for home décor as well as traditional art-on-the-wall.
David’s art is one-of-a-kind, with a deep healing quality. Acting as a channel for inspiration, he himself often does not know what will come through. Images miraculously appear. As a fan of his art, I am always amazed!
Although artistic during high school, David took a break from art during 25 years of day jobs as a research scientist in drug analysis, pharmacist, author of books in analytical chemistry, teacher, mentor and entrepreneur.
After an “incubation period,” art re-emerged from within him, and exploded in a tremendous burst of creativity. David decided to pursue art professionally in 2011, after being inspired by artists he connected with at the Saint Paul Art Crawl a year earlier. Listening to his inner voice to reconnect with his strong passion for art and creativity, he vowed to return to the next Art Crawl as a participating artist and show his own work, which he did. Art studio space in the Jax Building in Lowertown Saint Paul provided the initial location and inspiration for his transformation.
“Many of my artworks evoke a healing and calming effect, while others can raise the energy to a higher and more engaging level. Sometimes my clients tell me that they are inspired and feel happy every time they look at my art. I have seen how the buyer immediately resonates with the art when they are connected, and at that moment my purpose for creating the art has been fulfilled.” – David Wells
In 2014 the Twin Cities arts and culture magazine Exploring TOSCA named David “Minnesota Artist of the Year.” David now resides in Laguna Beach, California, enjoying being a part of the outstanding artistic community there, and sharing his artworks with new clients in Southern California.
See more of David’s work in the Virtual Art Gallery