Since I was young, I have always been interested in making things - sewing my own clothes, sketching & drawing, painting with watercolors & acrylics, and crocheting beaded jewelry. I began having art shows in my home, inviting other artists to participate. Gin Templeton was one of those artists & she was instrumental in my becoming involved in Marjorie Schlossman's abstract painting group about 5 years ago. I now concentrate only on abstract painting.
David Twamley and Joetta Weible
Paintings and Collages
Born in St. Vincent, Minnesota, I grew up in Minnesota and North Dakota. I attended the University of Minnesota, earning a Bachelors in the Fine Arts, and continuing on to earn Masters in Art from the University of Southern California, and a Masters of Fine Arts from Otis Art Institute in Los Angeles, California.
While teaching art in Los Angeles I became interested in the graffiti which was everywhere in the city. I photographed hundreds of examples over the years and used these as the basis for collages and paintings.
The current series of works are a continuance of the painting/collage mix. However, these more recent peces are developing into more painting and less collage.
I have exhibited my work throughout California and Fargo.
These mixed-media collages are the culmination of photographing street art in Los Angeles for 10 years. Each photo is a small portion of a much larger piece. Hundreds of photos were taken and only the best ones were used. Some of these photos have also been painted on top of.
Traces of Red
Fargo Collage X
Breaking All the Rules