Artist David Castle
Portland, Oregon

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Award-winning artist David Castle creates watermedia art infused with unexpectedly rich and vivid colors. His art is inspired by the variety of mountain and urban terrain he has explored throughout his extensive travels in North America and his years of living, working and traveling throughout Europe during his former career as a computer scientist. David draws from his exposure to the colors and shapes of these very different places as he combines paper, brush, water, color, air, surface tension and gravity to create each painting.

As a constant innovator and experimenter, David develops his own multi-layered techniques for watermedia painting that produce opaques, transparencies and texture uncommon for watercolors. David also incorporates rich watercolor metallic paints into many of his paintings that highlight his unique abstractions. Most recently, David has developed an archival-quality technique for sealing his watercolor paintings on paper and mounting them to stretched canvas for a fresh presentation, free of the confines of traditional framing under glass.

David is a former corporate technology guy and has studied with a variety of artists in North America and Europe. David has completed a variety of large-scale commissions for private collections throughout the United States, Canada, Mexico and England.

8 Responses to “About David Castle”

  1. Oh my gosh, after cruising around on your site, I think maybe you live in Colorado. Me too and my “about” picture on my website/blog was taken on a mountain-top in the TenMile Range up by Breckenridge. Plus, I know (sort of) Steve who posted a comment on your blog. Small world. Six degrees of separation. :)

  2. Zehra Says:


    I’m a watercolorist from Pakistan, and I think your work is beautiful and inspiring. Do you use masking tape in your paintings?

  3. David Says:

    Linked to your blog from another artist’s blog. Was admiring your work, and then, wow, you are in Denver. I escape up there every so often (looking to move up that way) when Montrose gets to be too much, or I should say, not enough. Now I must go back and read your blog, gosh I hope there aren’t hundreds of posts going back years.


  4. jessica Says:

    hey! im an yr 12 art student in Melbourne, im very inspired by your art work. They are nicely done and structure. I reli wish i could work out something like you!! =]]

    i will keep on reading your posts !!~

  5. David,
    Your art work is such an inspiration. I love your paintings with the rocks. Today i found black watercolour paper and cant wait to use it!. What you do is wonderful. I love anything “out of the box”.

  6. Wow. Thanks to finding you, I visited Steve’s Gluten Free blog. I’m waiting to find out if I have to go on that diet. If I do, I’ll be visiting Steve’s blog quite frequently!

  7. Paula Says:

    Just finished reading your entire blog from start to finish. Very inspirational and you do beautiful and unique work. Loved the pictures from your “Oregon Artist Studio”. Oh, and now I’m making a list for the market so I can make the Chocolate Mint Sandwich Cookies and the Peanut Butter ones, they sound and look delicious. Wait…interesting blogging, awesome art AND recipes??? Ok, your site is a keeper!!!

  8. Shellie Says:

    David! I am SO HAPPY to see your new life/”job” here! I never knew you were an artist back when we worked together in the Old Sea of Beige Cubicles. Your paintings are so fresh and beautiful. I am inspired. And happier now, seeing another artist bust out of the corporate world to a much more fulfilling life!

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