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


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Original Artworks (345)

Dave Martsolf; Rise Up, 2019, Original Painting Oil, 12 x 16 inches. Artwork description: 241 If purchased, this piece will ship framed, wired, and ready to hang. ...
Dave Martsolf
Original Oil Painting, 2019
12 x 16 inches (30.5 x 40.6 cm)
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Dave Martsolf; Woman Bathing, 2019, Original Paper, 7.5 x 10 inches. Artwork description: 241 This piece will ship unframed, flat. ...
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Original Paper, 2019
7.5 x 10 inches (19.1 x 25.4 cm)
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Dave Martsolf; Discovered, 2019, Original Painting Oil, 12 x 12 inches. Artwork description: 241 If purchased, this piece will ship framed and reading to hang. ...
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Original Oil Painting, 2019
12 x 12 inches (30.5 x 30.5 cm)
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Dave Martsolf; Earthly Twirl, 2019, Original Painting Oil, 14 x 11 inches. Artwork description: 241 If purchased, this piece will be shipped framed, wired and ready to hang. ...
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Original Oil Painting, 2019
14 x 11 inches (35.6 x 27.9 cm)
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Dave Martsolf; Spanish Galleon, 2019, Original Painting Oil, 16 x 12 inches. Artwork description: 241 If purchased, this piece will be shipped framed, wired and ready to hang. ...
Dave Martsolf
Original Oil Painting, 2019
16 x 12 inches (40.6 x 30.5 cm)
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Dave Martsolf; Shall We Dance, 2019, Original Painting Oil, 36 x 24 inches. Artwork description: 241 This work is painted on gallery wrapped canvas with sides painted a light violet ochre color, complementing the colors of the piece itself.  It requires no further 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; Copse, 2019, Original Painting Oil, 14 x 11 inches. Artwork description: 241 If purchased, this piece will be shipped framed, wired and ready to hang. ...
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Original Oil Painting, 2019
14 x 11 inches (35.6 x 27.9 cm)
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Dave Martsolf; Strata, 2019, Original Painting Oil, 12 x 12 inches. Artwork description: 241 If purchased, this piece will be shipped framed, wired and ready to hang. ...
Dave Martsolf
Original Oil Painting, 2019
12 x 12 inches (30.5 x 30.5 cm)
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Dave Martsolf; St Elmos Fire, 2019, Original Painting Oil, 12 x 12 inches. Artwork description: 241 If purchased, this piece will be shipped framed, wired and ready to hang. ...
Dave Martsolf
Original Oil Painting, 2019
12 x 12 inches (30.5 x 30.5 cm)
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Dave Martsolf; Flowers Afire, 2019, Original Painting Oil, 12 x 12 inches. Artwork description: 241 If purchased, this piece will be shipped framed, wired and ready to hang. ...
Dave Martsolf
Original Oil Painting, 2019
12 x 12 inches (30.5 x 30.5 cm)
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Dave Martsolf; Undersea Explosion, 2019, Original Painting Oil, 12 x 12 inches. Artwork description: 241 If purchased, this piece will be shipped framed, wired and ready to hang. ...
Dave Martsolf
Original Oil Painting, 2019
12 x 12 inches (30.5 x 30.5 cm)
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Dave Martsolf; Buddha Palm, 2019, Original Painting Oil, 12 x 12 inches. Artwork description: 241 If purchased, this piece will be shipped framed, wired and ready to hang. ...
Dave Martsolf
Original Oil Painting, 2019
12 x 12 inches (30.5 x 30.5 cm)
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Dave Martsolf; The Old Fruit Tree, 2019, Original Painting Oil, 12 x 12 inches. Artwork description: 241 If purchased, this work will ship framed, wired and ready to hang. ...
Dave Martsolf
Original Oil Painting, 2019
12 x 12 inches (30.5 x 30.5 cm)
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Dave Martsolf; The Forgotten Orchard, 2019, Original Painting Oil, 16 x 12 inches. Artwork description: 241 If purchased, this piece will ship framed, wired, and ready to hang. ...
Dave Martsolf
Original Oil Painting, 2019
16 x 12 inches (40.6 x 30.5 cm)
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Dave Martsolf; Deep Forest Morning, 2019, Original Painting Oil, 16 x 12 inches. Artwork description: 241 If purchased, this piece will ship framed, wired, and ready to hang. ...
Dave Martsolf
Original Oil Painting, 2019
16 x 12 inches (40.6 x 30.5 cm)
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Dave Martsolf; Dance 7, 2019, Original Painting Oil, 36 x 24 inches. Artwork description: 241 This piece is painted on gallery wrapped canvas with sides painted a complementary color, thus requiring no frame.  When purchased this work will be shipped with no frame, 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; Ice Trees, 2019, Original Painting Oil, 11 x 14 inches. Artwork description: 241 This work is painted on gallery wrapped canvas with sides painted a complementary color, requiring no frame.  When purchased this piece will be shipped 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; Dance 5, 2019, Original Painting Oil, 36 x 24 inches. Artwork description: 241 This work is painted on gallery wrapped canvas with sides painted a complementary color, requiring no frame.  When purchased this 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; Dance 3, 2019, Original Painting Oil, 30 x 24 inches. Artwork description: 241 This work is painted on gallery wrapped canvas with sides painted a complementary color.  It requires no frame.  If purchased the piece will be shipped wired and ready to hang. ...
Dave Martsolf
Original Oil Painting, 2019
30 x 24 inches (76.2 x 61.0 cm)
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Dave Martsolf; Dance 4, 2019, Original Painting Oil, 30 x 24 inches. Artwork description: 241 This piece is painted on gallery wrapped canvas with sidewalls painted a light complementary color.  It requires no frame.  If purchased, the work will be shipped wired and ready to hang. ...
Dave Martsolf
Original Oil Painting, 2019
30 x 24 inches (76.2 x 61.0 cm)
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Artist Videos

Zine Show LAP Gallery June 2012
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Dave Martsolf Exhibition Londonderry NH
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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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