David Larimer is a realist painter who focuses on using acrylics to uniquely capture character. As a commission and gallery artist, David paints landscapes, wildlife, portraits, machinery, patriotic, and children themed pieces. He has been praised for achieving the deepest blacks, painting the air around his subjects, and giving the illusion of detail.
David was raised in Libby, Montana where he grew to know and love the outdoors. He has been working as a commission artist and muralist since the age of fifteen in 1997. He has since painted murals in Sandpoint, ID, Everett, WA, and Marysville, WA.
David studied studio art focused on painting at Everett Community College and Western Washington University. While at WWU, he helped teach Intro to Painting and Figure Painting.
In 2013, David was awarded the J. Ruth Kelsey Merit Scholarship.
His work has been shown in many collaborative shows at WWU including "Pixel Perfect" (2011), "Figures of Fiction" (2012), and "Senior Art Exhibition: Launch Pad" (2013). He had a solo show “Calm of the Wild” in July, 2012 at Wise Designz gallery in Everett, WA. He showed wildlife paintings at Cabinet Mountain gallery in Libby, MT from 2013-2014 as well. His painting “Breach” was featured on the back cover of Whatcom Magazine in the Summer 2013 issue.