Artist Profile – David Bjurstrom – Drawing
Known primarily for his work in graphite pencil, David Bjurstrom is well regarded nationally for his imaginative and highly detailed drawings of a broad range of subjects including landscapes, skies, structures, people and trees. In the past couple of years, he has melded his very detailed, realistic style with a very contemporary way of presenting the work, again putting him out in the forefront of what’s possible with the pencil.
Since first inspired to paint and draw while in high school in Klamath Falls, Oregon, he has spent over thirty years exploring various media including watercolor and oils, but he came to settle on working only in graphite pencil. David’s work is now recognized as among the very best and most innovative in pencil. His drawings have earned him top awards in some of the country’s most prestigious art shows including Portland’s Art in the Pearl, the La Quinta Arts Festival near Palm Springs, and the Phippen Museum Fine Art Show in Prescott, Arizona among others.