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David Baltzer 

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My painting is an exploration of the often overlooked qualities of objects: the play of light on a casual grouping; a chance relationship of objects, a juxtaposition of textures, colors or shapes that combine with the manipulation of paint to express something striking... something deeper than their casual presence would at first suggest.
This fascination with light and the expressiveness inherent in our physical reality comes from twenty years working in Film and Video production.

"The National Gallery D.C." Oil on panel (56" x 40"). Part of the collection of the Government of Newfoundland & Labrador, Provincial Art Bank.



BFA (Honors) Film Production, 1989
San Francisco State University

  • "Chasing Shadows" Red Ochre Gallery, St. John's, NL Oct. 2013.
  • “Place” Gallery House, Palo Alto, CA Oct. 2008.
  • “Unbound “ The Main Gallery, Redwood City, CA  July 2006. 
  • “Tools & Toys” Gallery House, Palo Alto, CA  Oct. 2005
  • "Contemporary Altarpieces" Gallery House, Palo Alto, CA  Oct. 2004 
  • "Death and Taxes" The Main Gallery, Redwood City, CA April 2004  
  • "New Paintings" Gallery House, Palo Alto, CA Oct. 2002 
  • "Local Color", The Main Gallery, Redwood City, CA March 2002 
  • "New Work" Gallery House, Palo Alto, CA Sept. 2001
  • "The Four Humors" The Main Gallery, Redwood City, CA June 2001 
  • "New Paintings" Gallery House, Palo Alto, CA  Oct. 2000
  • Newfoundland & Labrador Arts and Letters Competition, Senior Visual Art Award (2016, 2014, 2012, 2011, 2010, 2009, 2008)
  • Shasta County Arts Council, Best of Show (2004)
  • California State Fair, Award of Excellence (2000)
  • Redding Museum of Art, Jurors Award (1999)

The Government of Newfoundland & Labrador, City of St. John's, and private collections in England, Canada, and the United States.