About David Kelker
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I have been creating some form of art for as long as I can remember. My family still have some of those early pieces that sometimes makes mecringe, but it’s nice to know someone liked my early work.
After graduating with a degree in fine arts from Northern Illinois University I want on to studied at the Art Institute of Chicago. I then taught art in the public-school system before entering the field of advertising. My paintings and advertising designs have shown in both solo and group exhibitions in Tampa Florida, Saint Petersburg Florida and Chicago Illinois.
As a creative director for multiple ad agencies I created advertising campaigns for some of the most iconic brands in the world. Bloomingdale’s, Godiva Chocolates, The Home Depot, Lord & Taylor, Revlon Cosmetics and Macy’s to name a few. Painting lets me express myself in a way my advertising work didn’t. It allows me to be more expressive and imaginative, letting me experiment with color, texture and shapes to express the personal emotion of the painting.
I currently work and live in Tampa, Florida. My home and studio are on asmall island called Harbour Island, located in the bay adjacent to downtown.