Born in New England, David Utz grew up in Florida where his family had relocated. His father, the late Thornton Utz, a renowned fine artist and celebrated illustrator, recognized and nurtured his son’s artistic gifts.
Paying homage to the surrealists, pop artists and Henri Rousseau, David Utz has developed a distinctive style instantly recognizable and uniquely his own. An artist of many interests — painter, sculptor, portrait artist and graphic designer — his work incorporates the influences of early 20th century illustrators, the art of Central and South America, the bold graphics and vivid hues of the Caribbean, the contemporary look of 60s media art, as well as the sunny tropical climate of Florida’s Gulf Coast.
His internationally licensed work has won honors, awards and recognition and is found in a number of private collections. The vibrant creations of David Utz have also been displayed at the New York Art Exhibition. Get to know the man behind the palm fronds!
GG: What is your favorite childhood memory?
David: The freedom that I found bicycling.
GG: When did you know that you were destined to become an artist?
David: Late in my teenage years I really became interested in graphic art and art direction, then in my twenties I started painting.
GG: Who has most encouraged or inspired you?
David: My father, the wonderful person and excellent artist/illustrator.
GG: What do you find to be the single most gratifying aspect of being an artist?
David: Creating something and not really knowing where it came from.
GG: What is your preferred medium with which to paint and why is it your favorite?
David: I prefer acrylic because I work in dry brush and it's perfect for that.
GG: What is your favorite pastime (other than painting)?
David: Traveling anywhere and movies!
GG: What is your favorite current film?
David: The Wolf of Wall Street
GG: Favorite vacation destination?
GG: Favorite cuisine?
David: Real northern Italian!
GG: What is it that you hope people will discover in your work?
David: Imagination and the joy of color.
Discover the joy of color in the imaginative art of David Utz, exclusively from Gallery Giclées™. Transform your walls or outdoor living space into a private retreat where you can relax and unwind or, if you prefer, party like a rock star!
- David Utz is currently accepting commissions for ORIGINAL PAINTINGS.
Giclées on canvas, hand-signed by the artist
UTZBE1 $995 38” x 57”
Birds of Paradise
UTZBI1 $425 20” x 27”
UTZFA1 $295 15” x 20”
Red Parrot on Vine
UTZRE1 $295 18” x 18”
UTZSP1 $345 24” x 17”
UTZSU1 $425 24” x 24”
UTZSU2 $795 36” x 36”
UTZJU3 $995 38” x 47”
Contact me for more info!
Norah Lynne Brown
440.255.1200 or 800.621.1141