Since 1986, David Poole has been sketching portraits in Seaside, Oregon. He works year round in colored pencil, chalk, and oil pastel which are his preferred mediums. He finds these mediums best capture the essence of what he is trying to communicate in each and every portrait he does.
Occasionally he is called upon to do animal portraits, They are usually done from photos as he is sensitive to the amount of detail that he requires to complete a sketch. He feels all subjects show some sort of drama that can be told in a painting or drawing.
David is a graduate of the University of Oregon, with a B.S. 1973 in fine and applied arts. After tackling various other artistic endeavors he settled into portraits in the mid 80's and loves every single minute of it.
For the hollidays, Window Themes are a nice distraction from David's portrait side of work. Call for Window Prices!
Come let us create a serious or funny masterpiece of you, family or friends, either in a live sitting or from photographs. Then take home your nicely framed masterpiece or have us ship it to you!
David drew my 6 month old daughter, it was perfect. It looks exactly like her.
My grandpa and I used to sit and watch David draw everyday that we were here in August. I finally got a picture done by him!
Dave created beautiful pictures of my children. First in 2000 with my now 24 year old and later again with our now 12 year old in 2009! Thank you, Dave for creating memories from the beach that will last forever!
I'm so happy with my son's portrait. It captured his personality so well. David kept him laughing the whole time and made it possible for a little boy who typically has problems sitting still for 30 seconds still for 30 minutes! We will be back the next time we're in town.
"Every Artist has something they want to say, and I say it with portraits and watercolors. Those areas have so much potential growth for me, I get energized just anticipating the next day's work."