David Wells is a scientist and an artist. His abstract artworks are known for their intense color, energy and motion. Utilizing acrylic paints and inks, and his knowledge of chemistry to change variables in his artistic process, every creation is dynamic, unique and has unexpected elements. Impulsiveness provides him with inspiration for endless experimentation. David has adapted his technique to many surfaces, including tile, plastic, glass, paper, wood and canvas. His medium is well suited for home décor as well as traditional art-on-the-wall.
David’s art is one-of-a-kind, with a deep healing quality. Acting as a channel for inspiration, he himself often does not know what will come through; fascinating images miraculously appear. David also channels energy as a healer and he utilizes the techniques of energy medicine for his clients. It’s no wonder that his art contains healing energy, and he teaches workshops on this subject. David also creates energetic portraits where the artwork captures a person’s inner essence.
Although artistic during high school, David took a break from art during 25 years of day jobs as a research scientist in drug analysis, pharmacist, author of books in analytical chemistry, teacher and entrepreneur. After an “incubation period,” art re-emerged from within him and exploded in a tremendous burst of creativity. David decided to pursue art professionally in 2011, after being inspired by artists he met at the Saint Paul Art Crawl a year earlier. Listening to his inner voice to reconnect with his strong passion for art and creativity, he vowed to return to the next Art Crawl as a participating artist and show his own work, which he did. Art studio space in Saint Paul provided the initial location and inspiration for his transformation.
In 2014 the Twin Cities arts and culture magazine Exploring TOSCA named David “Minnesota Artist of the Year.” David now resides in Laguna Beach, California, enjoying being a part of the outstanding artistic community there, and sharing his artworks with new clients in Southern California.