I am a writer and artist. I work in a variety of mediums, including acrylic on canvas, and ink on paper. I’ve been making art since about age fifteen. I also represented the state of Washington at the National Chicken Cooking Contest.

Recently I had paintings at the Yuan Ru gallery, featuring this year’s zodiac animal, the dragon (2024).

David was featured April 4th on New Day Northwest, KING5-TV, Western Washington’s morning talk show, speaking about razor clams; watch the video here.

Book Origin:

I went razor clamming on a whim many decades ago. I only found one clam, but it was challenging and fun morning at the ocean beach, and the experience ultimately inspired me to write a book,  Razor Clams: Buried Treasure of the Pacific Northwest It describes a phenomenon unique to the great Northwest. By the way, help make the razor clam the state clam; it well deserves the honor!

About David:

I worked at  The Seattle Times as visual arts critic. Later I was contributing editor for Reflex and Aorta art magazines. Back in the day I was director/founder of The Emergency Comedy Team, a radio theater group that performed at local theaters and festivals, and had pieces aired on National Public Radio (NPR).  Lately, I’ve been making art, and writing books and haiku poetry. I also  give presentations on the razor clamming phenomenon as well as art of the Silk Road. Don’t hesitate to be in touch. Thanks.