David Castle

Denver, Colorado

“After years of painting abstracts full of linear shapes, I’ve now embarked on a new path… of Circles!”

About Me

I was born in Denver, Colorado in the autumn of 1967, and so began my rather meandering journey to become an abstract artist. After college, I began my first career as a computer scientist, developing software and managing projects for clients across the USA and Europe. During my time working for a tech consultancy, I lived in Denver with extensive travel to both coasts, and then relocated to Germany and Belgium for four years. While living in Europe, my love and enthusiasm for all kinds of art took root and grew. My introduction to making art came while living in Brussels where I took my first painting class in 1993. Nearly a decade later, my high-tech job was eliminated and I began my journey into my second career as a professional artist. I’ve since honed my painting skills through breaking “traditional” rules, learning from many wonderful artists, and finding inspiration for my abstracts all over. My art is inspired by the variety of mountain and urban terrain I’ve explored throughout my extensive travels in North America and my years of living, working, and traveling throughout Europe. I now draw from my exposure to the colors and shapes of these very different places as I combine paper, brush, water and oil, color, air, surface tension and gravity to create each painting.

Examples of My Work

Fun Facts

  • Agates: I love collecting agates from Oregon beaches… like little found jewels, I will someday return them all to their natural home.
  • Flower: My favorite flower is the Cupid’s Dart, an awesome purple-blue.
  • Place: I lived abroad for years as a computer consultant, two years in Germany and two in Belgium.
  • Dynamic Symmetry: I love this concept which examines symmetry in nature such as the whorl pattern of seeds in a sunflower.
  • Technology: Once my passion and career, now a necessary evil.

More About Me

Which artist (famous or not) has influenced you the most and how?

I’ve loved Mark Rothko’s later works of color fields. Mark’s use of subtle texture and colors have fascinated me and informed my own artwork since the beginning.

What gives you goosebumps?

Wherever I go on this planet, a sense of “place” never fails to give me goosebumps. Whether the view from the top of a “14er” mountain here in Colorado, or a secret sunlit glade nestled in the hills of southern Belgium, “place” is what anchors my worldview and inspiration for my art.

What inspires you?

Water, trees, horizon lines, and neat, linear objects and layouts discovered in the world around us.