David Monteiro is a native of Plymouth, MA. As a child, he showed an aptitude for drawing and creativity that became more evident throughout his adolescent years. He continued his education at Massachusetts College of Art where he graduated with a Bachelors Degree of Fine Art. Shortly after graduating, David began a successful career as proprietor of Monteiro Design, a graphic design studio. Aside from his artistic talent as a graphic artist, he excelled in technical and “free hand” illustrations.
Later in life, David developed a passion to paint. He recalled that his education at “Mass Art” taught him to the traditional style of painting using primary colors. Today, David’s palette consists of only 5 colors of which he claims creates a sense of balance to the painting. Over the past several years, David has advanced his training by attending several plein air workshops with various influential artists.
Though David spends many hours in the studio producing what is commonly called “studio paintings”, he is constantly drawn to paint on location regardless of weather conditions. David travels the New England seacoast throughout the year to capture the beauty nature has to offer. As an avid sailor he has always been intrigued by classic sailing vessels, which he often incorporates into his paintings.
David was awarded the Rudolph J. Schaefer, III Emerging Artist Award at the Maritime Gallery at Mystic Seaport’s 33rd International Marine Art Exhibition, 2012. He also won the prestigious Joseph Gazzola Award of Excellence in Art during his first year as member of the Copley Society of Art, Boston, MA. He was selected to the “Between the Shining Seas” exhibit at the Wisconsin Maritime Museum and the Minnesota Marine Art Museum. His paintings have been exhibited in the “Annual International Marine Art Exhibition” at the Maritime Gallery at Mystic Seaport, Mystic, CT, and he was featured in the January 2010 American Art Collector magazine. He is a member of the American Society of Marine Artists. His first solo exhibition of plein air paintings was a “sell out” and his work is rapidly gaining national recognition from private collectors though out the United States.