David Mensing has been a professional artist for more than twenty years. His paintings are featured in collections and exhibitions across the nation and around the globe.
Dave grew up in Iowa and moved to The West as a young man. He lives in Sisters, Oregon with his wife and their three children.
Before pursuing art full-time, David worked as an architect and a camp director. He has been certified as a white-water rafting guide and at one time was a talented pole vaulter.
Mensing has defined 'art' as 'the pursuit of delight in submission to truth.' Thus, he finds inspiration in a limitless range of subjects. Mensing's architectural background contributes to his compelling designs. Each painting is a statement - every aspect of the presentation is important. David is careful to select a title for each painting that reflects the character and spiritual basis for the work.
Numerous books and periodicals have featured Mensing's work with cover images and feature articles, including American Art Collector, Southwest Art and Big Sky Journal. Recent national awards include Southwest Art's 'Award of Excellence' in Icons of the West and Art and Soul: 'Professional Juror / Best of Show.'