Biography and Resume
David Koch has loved art ever since he was in grade school but didn’t realize that he could also make it a profession until his second year of study at Utah State University. Graduating in 1989 he worked as an illustrator and graphic designer. Soon gallery sales and commissions of his fine art enabled him to paint full-time.
“I enjoy painting various subjects including figures, still lifes and landscapes. I try to capture the intimate aspects in my paintings and make the painting say more than just the objects being painted.
I believe that great art motivates, inspires and teaches. If I can capture the feeling of a subject, whether it be light, personality, or underlying meaning, then I feel that I have succeeded."
David, his wife Lori and their five children have a home and studio in Richmond, Utah.
1989 Bachelor of Art in Art - Utah State University
1994 Arts for the Parks Competition - Top 200
2000 “Artists To Watch” Column - Southwest Art Magazine (June Issue)
2000 One Man Show - Apple Frame Gallery-Bountiful, UT
2000 Commission for Utah Governor Mike Leavitt’s Inauguration
2001 Commission for Vice President Dick Cheney
2001 Paintings selected for Nauvoo Temple -Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints
2002 One man show - “From Nauvoo To The Right Place” Joseph Smith Memorial Building
2003 Award Winner - Maynard Dixon Country
2006 Purchase Award Winner - Dixie Art Invitational
2007 Commission - House of Representatives Chamber Murals (Utah State Capitol Building)
2008 Featured Article - American Artist Magazine (September Issue)
2009 1st Place Studio Work - Wasatch Plein Air Competition
2009 Featured in "Painters of Utah's Canyons and Deserts" by Donna Poulton and Vern Swanson
2010 Honorable Mention - Spring Salon, Springville Art Museum
2012 Commission - United States Senator, Mike Lee (UT), Washington DC Office
2012 Purchase Award - 9th International Art Competition, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
2013 First Place Studio Work - Wasatch Plein Air Competition