David Shingler is originally from Tallahassee Florida, and trained at the Cleveland Institute of Art. He moved to Colorado because he enjoyed the state's dramatic western scenery. His original art school focus was in sculpture and glassblowing, making kinetic machines that respond to natural forces. That feeling still pervades his work. His oil paintings are not photorealistic, but they create a sense of depth and energy that make viewers feel that they are there. Mr. Shingler paints a diverse subject matter including landscapes, cityscapes and figurative works. He now resides in Raleigh, North Carolina.