Photograph of Artist DAVE MARTSOLF
DAVE MARTSOLF
Windham, New Hampshire - United States


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Original Artworks (321)

Dave Martsolf; Flower Power, 2019, Original Painting Oil, 24 x 30 inches. Artwork description: 241 This work is painted on gallery wrapped canvas with sides painted a complementary color, thus requiring no frame.  If purchased the piece will ship wired and ready to hang. ...
Dave Martsolf
Original Oil Painting, 2019
24 x 30 inches (61.0 x 76.2 cm)
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Dave Martsolf; Homage To Picasso, 2019, Original Painting Oil, 18 x 18 inches. Artwork description: 241 This piece is painted on gallery wrapped canvas with sides painted a complementary color, thus requiring no frameIf purchased, this piece will be shipped wired and ready to hang. ...
Dave Martsolf
Original Oil Painting, 2019
18 x 18 inches (45.7 x 45.7 cm)
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Dave Martsolf; Elation, 2019, Original Painting Oil, 18 x 18 inches. Artwork description: 241 This piece is painted on gallery wrapped canvas with sides painted a complementary color, thus requiring no frameIf purchased, this piece will be shipped wired and ready to hang. ...
Dave Martsolf
Original Oil Painting, 2019
18 x 18 inches (45.7 x 45.7 cm)
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Dave Martsolf; Palaestra, 2019, Original Painting Oil, 20 x 16 inches. Artwork description: 241 If purchased, this piece will ship framed, wired, and ready to hang. ...
Dave Martsolf
Original Oil Painting, 2019
20 x 16 inches (50.8 x 40.6 cm)
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Dave Martsolf; Flamenco Dancer, 2019, Original Painting Oil, 16 x 20 inches. Artwork description: 241 If purchased, this work will ship framed, wired and ready to hang. ...
Dave Martsolf
Original Oil Painting, 2019
16 x 20 inches (40.6 x 50.8 cm)
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Dave Martsolf; Burst, 2019, Original Painting Oil, 20 x 16 inches. Artwork description: 241 If purchased this piece will ship framed, wired and ready to hang. ...
Dave Martsolf
Original Oil Painting, 2019
20 x 16 inches (50.8 x 40.6 cm)
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Dave Martsolf; Moss Covered Rock Wall, 2019, Original Painting Oil, 16 x 20 inches. Artwork description: 241 If purchased this piece will ship framed, wired, and ready to hang. ...
Dave Martsolf
Original Oil Painting, 2019
16 x 20 inches (40.6 x 50.8 cm)
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Dave Martsolf; Forest Wetland Mystery, 2019, Original Painting Oil, 20 x 16 inches. Artwork description: 241 If purchased this piece will ship framed, wired, and ready to hang. ...
Dave Martsolf
Original Oil Painting, 2019
20 x 16 inches (50.8 x 40.6 cm)
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Dave Martsolf; The Conference, 1979, Original Painting Oil, 14 x 11 inches. Artwork description: 241 If purchased this piece will ship with a small frame, wired, and ready to hang. ...
Dave Martsolf
Original Oil Painting, 1979
14 x 11 inches (35.6 x 27.9 cm)
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Dave Martsolf; Euclidian Dream, 2019, Original Painting Oil, 24 x 36 inches. Artwork description: 241 This artwork was painted on gallery wrap canvas with thick sidewalls painted a dark green.  The work therefore requires no frame.  If purchased the piece will ship wired and ready to hang. ...
Dave Martsolf
Original Oil Painting, 2019
24 x 36 inches (61.0 x 91.4 cm)
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Dave Martsolf; Dance 1, 2019, Original Painting Oil, 36 x 24 inches. Artwork description: 241 This piece was painted on gallery wrap canvas with thick sidewalls painted a pastel light blue- gray color.  It does not require framing. If purchased the piece will be shipped wired and ready to hang. ...
Dave Martsolf
Original Oil Painting, 2019
36 x 24 inches (91.4 x 61.0 cm)
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Dave Martsolf; Coral Reef, 2019, Original Painting Oil, 20 x 16 inches. Artwork description: 241 If purchased, this piece will ship framed, wired, and ready to hang. ...
Dave Martsolf
Original Oil Painting, 2019
20 x 16 inches (50.8 x 40.6 cm)
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Dave Martsolf; The Cloud Wizard, 2019, Original Painting Oil, 48 x 24 inches. Artwork description: 241 This work was painted on gallery wrapped canvas with sides painted blue.  It requires no frame and, if purchased, will be shipped wired and ready to hang. ...
Dave Martsolf
Original Oil Painting, 2019
48 x 24 inches (121.9 x 61.0 cm)
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Dave Martsolf; Lady Of Solitude, 2019, Original Painting Oil, 11 x 14 inches. Artwork description: 241 If purchased, this piece will ship framed, wired, and ready to hang. ...
Dave Martsolf
Original Oil Painting, 2019
11 x 14 inches (27.9 x 35.6 cm)
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Dave Martsolf; Young Man Of The Mountain, 2019, Original Painting Oil, 11 x 14 inches. Artwork description: 241 If purchased this work will be shipped framed, wired and ready to hang. ...
Dave Martsolf
Original Oil Painting, 2019
11 x 14 inches (27.9 x 35.6 cm)
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Dave Martsolf; Cumulonimbus Party, 2019, Original Painting Oil, 48 x 30 inches. Artwork description: 241 This piece was painted on gallery wrapped canvas requiring no frame with sides painted a very dark blue green gray, almost black.  If purchased, this painting will ship wired and ready to hang. ...
Dave Martsolf
Original Oil Painting, 2019
48 x 30 inches (121.9 x 76.2 cm)
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Dave Martsolf; Musketeer, 2019, Original Painting Oil, 11 x 14 inches. Artwork description: 241 If purchased, this piece will ship framed, wired, and ready to hang. ...
Dave Martsolf
Original Oil Painting, 2019
11 x 14 inches (27.9 x 35.6 cm)
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Dave Martsolf; Sunrise, 2019, Original Painting Oil, 48 x 24 inches. Artwork description: 241 This piece is painted on gallery wrapped canvas with thick sides painted a dark complementary color and thus requiring no frame for its final installation. If purchased, this piece will be shipped without a frame, but wired and ready to hang. ...
Dave Martsolf
Original Oil Painting, 2019
48 x 24 inches (121.9 x 61.0 cm)
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Dave Martsolf; The Tree Of Life, 2019, Original Painting Oil, 11 x 14 inches. Artwork description: 241 If purchased, this piece will ship framed, wired, and ready to hang. ...
Dave Martsolf
Original Oil Painting, 2019
11 x 14 inches (27.9 x 35.6 cm)
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Dave Martsolf; Emerald City, 2019, Original Painting Oil, 14 x 11 inches. Artwork description: 241 If purchased this work will ship framed, wired, and ready to hang. ...
Dave Martsolf
Original Oil Painting, 2019
14 x 11 inches (35.6 x 27.9 cm)
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Artist Videos

Zine Show LAP Gallery June 2012
Dave Martsolf Unbridled Imagination
How to Copy an Artwork onto Canvas
Dave Martsolf Exhibition Londonderry NH
Dave Martsolf Artist Studio
Flower Bed Art Design


Artist Statement

Dave Martsolf

Dave Martsolf was born in 1949 in Kansas, moved to Western Pennsylvania in early childhood and at age 12 moved to New Hampshire where he resides today. Martsolf’s father and grandfather were architects and his mother a professional photographer. Martsolf attended MIT and later UNH where he earned a degree in Fine Arts. His early work was influenced by the great masters and others such as the post-impressionists Miro, Matisse, Kandinsky, Klee, Picasso, and the surrealist Salvador Dali. Architectural instincts developed due to his close association with architecture in his youth.

Dave’s focus has been in visual arts his entire life. His style extends from realism to surrealistic to fantasy and abstraction. His work uses the mediums of oils, watercolors, inks and pencils, to the more technically-oriented media of computer-based art. Beginning in the late 80’s Martsolf spent productive time with the tools of Bryce, Poser, Kai’s Power Tools, and similar photo editing and photo manipulation products. He was creator, owner and artistic director of Damsel Software Group in the 1990′s as a producer and manufacturer of original content screen savers.

Today, Dave has returned to handmade art. He continues to believe that art can be a vehicle to communicate visceral yet at the same time cerebral thoughts and feelings in a single still image. Envisioned and fashioned correctly in the surreal genre, these images can transport the observer to a dream reality totally absorbing and alive with all manner of doorways to emotions and experiences never before realized. His more recent abstracts present a more direct communication with the energy of the here and now, leaving the more philosophical constructs behind.

Dave is now adding to his watercolor collection, exploring in parallel his love of realism, abstraction, and surrealism. Grander conceptual surreal oils and large energetic abstracts are also underway again for the first time since the 1970’s and 80’s when all of his earlier surrealist pieces were created. Martsolf notes, “The computer has great power and abilities, but in the end what you get to hold in your hand is a print. There is something lost in that. I love to look at a piece that is a real one-off original. There is a unique one-on-one experience that happens when the piece is hand-made. As a painter I know how many hours are involved in making unique pieces. Computer art can also take many hours, but the result, a print, simply does not have the same life as a unique piece. Call it old fashioned if you will, but the skill to build a unique piece where infinite “Undo” commands are not available, now that is the stuff of legends.
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