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David H Gwaltney

Digital Design, Illustration and Painting

An award-winning advertising art and creative director, David earned a BFA in Communication Art and Design from Virginia Commonwealth University.  He began his career as a graphic designer in the Atlanta design and illustration studio, GraphicsGroup and Whistl'n Dixie.

A devoted Mac fan, David works on the Apple iPad Pro using the Procreate app creating hand drawn original signed and numbered Limited Edition canvas paintings. Over the years, he has participated in numerous art shows and festivals throughout the area and has public art in Norfolk and Virginia Beach. David was the featured artist for the 2018 Boardwalk Art Show for his poster painting, “A Spot In The Universe.” The poster won Gold and Silver 2019 Awards from Hermes Creative, Graphis and MarCom. For 2020, 2021 Graphis awarded Gold and Silver Awards for his illustrated posters.. Currently has public works in the ViBe District in Virginia Beach.


With his recent interest in clay, David has created several series of hand-built ceramic pieces.  He calls  his ceramic works " An Unfortunate Series of Pots Gone Bad".

David lives in Virginia Beach with his wife Jennifer and 16 year old Shih Tzu, Chrissy.  He is an Exhibiting Artist at the Artists Gallery in Virginia Beach.

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