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Artist Statement



Dave Martsolf

I have a hand-drawing personal style that I love, but also use photorealistic collage style for some surreal work. In addition, I continue to enjoy explorations in every direction.

My surreal visionary style is conceived in the bowels of endless empty space. Worlds come out of nowhere to define and fill empty space with form and reflected light. I use posed photographs with specific viewpoints that join seamlessly with other images to develop a hallucinogenic, some say gut-wrenching realistic space where mind-bending visions rule.

My personal drawing style is in its simplest essence the line the drawn line and what it represented as the delineation of a form, a space, almost the way a topographical line feels out the form of a hill, or the way a blind man feels out the tender forms of his or her lover.

That line is also the signature of the vibration of life and lifes emotions, twisted by the influence of others, fighting for a day in the sun, learning the way of calm, the mastery of the surf of life and the swell of love and anger. Brownian motion, cosmic ray decay, elemental particles, the paths of chaos, entropy, and rejuvenation, it has all come down to the line.

Somewhere the two basic styles of real-world conceptual surrealism and personal drawing style meet. That meeting has generated a third style where surrealistic vision is shaped by a personal drawing energy.

Artist Exhibitions



Recent Shows

November 2017 - Included in Fusion Arts 3rd Annual Colorful Abstractions Online Juried Art Exhibition. The painting Dr. Wolf and the Black Cat was honored.

October 2017 - Included in Fusion Arts 3rd Annual Figures Faces Online Juried Art Exhibition. The drawing Richard the Lion Heart was chosen.

September 2017 - Earned a Certificate of Excellence for work submitted to Artavitas 24th Online Art Contest.

August 2017 - Three of Dave Martsolfs surreal oil paintings have been selected to be included in the Dreams 3 online exhibition at Gallery 25Ns website opening on August 9th. Gallery25N.com and Art-Competition.net will co-market the artists and art exhibition through an electronic mailing list of 26,100 subscribers of Art Market News and through all popular social media vehicles.

Galatea Fine Art - New England Collective III - Boston, MA - Aug 2012
LAP Gallery - Zines Group Show - Waltham, MA - May, 2012
Galatea Fine Art - Solo Show - Boston, MA January 2012
Artmarket Gallery Exhibitions - Juried Show - Boston, MA, June 2009
Experimental Art Gallery - Juried Show - Salem, MA, June 2009
Trees Atlanta - Trees in Art Exhibit - Atlanta, GA, May 2009
Group Show - Gale Library Annual Art Exhibition - Newton, NH, April 2009
Projekt30.com on-line juried exhibition, March 2009
Projekt30.com on-line juried exhibition, December 2008

National Juried Shows

Ellsworth Gallery, Simsbury, CT, 1977, 1978
Greater Fall River Art Association, Fall River, MA, 1978
Washington Jefferson College, Washington, PA, 1978, 1980
North Platte Valley Artists Guild, Scottsbluff, NE, 1979
Butler Institute of American Art, Youngstown, OH, 1982
Springfield Art League, Springfield, MA, 1983, 1984

Solo Shows

Gallery 33, Concord, NH, 1977
First and Second Unitarian Universalist Church, Boston, MA, 1979
Ainsworth Gallery, Boston, MA, 1979
New Hampshire College, Manchester, NH, 1981, 1984
Galatea Fine Art, Boston, MA 2012

Awards

Honorable Mention, Washington Jefferson College, Washington, PA, 1978
Jurors Prize, UNH Revisited Alumni Show, Durham, NH, 1981
Best of Show, New Hampshire Arthritis Foundation Annual Art Exhibit, Concord, NH, 1981, 1982
Sawyer Memorial Award for Painting, 38th Annual New Hampshire Art Association Exhibition, Currier Gallery of Art, Manchester, NH, 1985
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Artist Publications



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Artist Collections



Numerous private, corporate, museum, gallery and government collections detailed information coming soon.

Artist Favorites



Valerie Leri, , , Original Painting Acrylic, size_width{sailboats_in_harbor-1511281261.jpg} X
Original Acrylic Painting, 2017
12 x 10 x 1 inches (152.4 x 50.8)
United States
Ronnie Greenspan, , , Original Mixed Media, size_width{fantasy_creatures-1511215237.jpg} X
Original Mixed Media, 2017
22 x 28 x 1 inches (152.4 x 50.8)
United States
Vadim Amelichev, , , Original Painting Oil, size_width{new_harvest-1510757900.jpg} X
Original Oil Painting, 2017
40 x 70 x 2 cm (152.4 x 50.8)
United States
Tea Pokrajcic, , , Original Painting Oil, size_width{zenee-1511217607.jpg} X
Original Oil Painting, 2017
64 x 96 x 2 cm (152.4 x 50.8)
United States
Victoria Velozo, , , Original Painting Oil, size_width{all_for_one-1511487866.jpg} X
Original Oil Painting, 2017
110 x 110 x 2 cm (152.4 x 50.8)
United States
Laraib Yousaf, , , Original Painting Acrylic, size_width{all_down-1511505017.jpg} X
Original Acrylic Painting, 2017
14 x 15 x 4 inches (152.4 x 50.8)
United States
Daniel Clarke, , , Original Watercolor, size_width{oia_greece-1511457359.jpg} X
Original Watercolor, 2017
12 x 18 x 0.1 inches (152.4 x 50.8)
United States
Pol Ledent, , , Original Painting Oil, size_width{an_oak_in_summer-1511612727.jpg} X
Original Oil Painting, 2017
70 x 70 x 2 cm (152.4 x 50.8)
United States
Stanislav Bojankov, , , Original Watercolor, size_width{landscaping_163-1510734174.jpg} X
Original Watercolor, 2017
32 x 23 cm (152.4 x 50.8)
United States
Rafal Mruszczak, , , Original Painting Oil, size_width{dolphins-1511266774.jpg} X
Original Oil Painting, 2015
100 x 70 x 2 cm (152.4 x 50.8)
United States
Peter Seminck, , , Original Painting Oil, size_width{fly_like_a_seagull-1511164531.jpg} X
Original Oil Painting, 2017
120 x 80 x 2 cm (152.4 x 50.8)
United States
Vladimir Volosov, , , Original Painting Oil, size_width{evening_on_the_ocean-1511617207.jpg} X
Original Oil Painting, 2014
36 x 24 x 1.5 inches (152.4 x 50.8)
United States
Azhar Shemdin, , , Original Painting Acrylic, size_width{to_be_centered-1511525625.jpg} X
Original Acrylic Painting, 2017
24 x 30 x 2 inches (152.4 x 50.8)
United States
Olga Beblova, , , Original Painting Acrylic, size_width{radiance_of_emptiness-1510214729.jpg} X
Original Acrylic Painting, 2015
75 x 75 x 5 cm (152.4 x 50.8)
United States
Randy Sprout, , , Original Painting Acrylic, size_width{vineyard_lucchesi-1511634515.jpg} X
Original Acrylic Painting, 2017
24 x 18 x 2 inches (152.4 x 50.8)
United States
Rebecca L. Baldwin, , , Original Painting Acrylic, size_width{olmsteads_dream-1510634678.jpg} X
Original Acrylic Painting, 2006
24 x 18 x 2 inches (152.4 x 50.8)
United States
L. Kelen, , , Original Printmaking Woodcut, size_width{some_mice_are_not_meek-1510324284.jpg} X
Original Woodcut, 2017
8.5 x 13 x 0.1 inches (152.4 x 50.8)
United States
Sold
Bruno Paolo Benedetti, , , Original Photography Digital, size_width{red_and_yellow_flow-1511028352.jpg} X
Original Digital Photograph, 2013
6 x 4 x 1 inches (152.4 x 50.8)
United States
Carola Eleonore Thiele, , , Original Digital Other, size_width{ghost_of_the_moment-1509265589.jpg} X
Original , 2015
80 x 80 x 2 cm (152.4 x 50.8)
United States
Deborah Wilson, , , Original Watercolor, size_width{higher_perspective-1509386576.jpg} X
Original Watercolor, 2014
16 x 14 x 3 inches (152.4 x 50.8)
United States
Ian Dunne, , , Original Painting Acrylic, size_width{heaven-1509326197.jpg} X
Original Acrylic Painting, 2017
20 x 16 x 1 inches (152.4 x 50.8)
United States
Ionescu Ionescu, , , Original Painting Acrylic, size_width{abstract_view-1510145602.jpg} X
Original Acrylic Painting, 2016
27 x 35 cm (152.4 x 50.8)
United States
David Larkins, , , Original Painting Acrylic, size_width{just_in_case-1509713149.jpg} X
Original Acrylic Painting, 2017
24 x 24 x 1 inches (152.4 x 50.8)
United States
Not For Sale
Michael Fornadley, , , Original Painting Oil, size_width{in_the_wilderness-1508934284.jpg} X
Original Oil Painting, 1997
57 x 38 x 2 inches (152.4 x 50.8)
United States
Dave Martsolf, , , Original Drawing Pencil, size_width{and_the_earth_boiled_away-1510752269.jpg} X
Original Pencil Drawing, 2017
10 x 6 inches (152.4 x 50.8)
United States
Barbara Stamegna, , , Original Painting Oil, size_width{night_blossom-1510677914.jpg} X
Original Oil Painting, 2002
70 x 70 x 2 cm (152.4 x 50.8)
United States
Natalia Ostapenko, , , Original Painting Oil, size_width{the_cult-1509021985.jpg} X
Original Oil Painting, 2017
900 x 120 x 3 cm (152.4 x 50.8)
United States
Roman Barelko, , , Original Photography Color, size_width{samui_sunset-1510324389.jpg} X
Original Color Photograph, 2017
90 x 60 cm (152.4 x 50.8)
United States
Peter Tulyakov, , , Original Painting Oil, size_width{the_old_georgian_wine-1509543687.jpg} X
Original Oil Painting, 2008
50 x 60 cm (152.4 x 50.8)
United States
Francis A Willey, , , Original Photography Cibachrome, size_width{lady_iliad-1510337070.jpg} X
Original Cibachrome Photograph, 2012
12 x 18 x 1 inches (152.4 x 50.8)
United States
Marino Chanlatte, , , Original Painting Acrylic, size_width{water_lilies_12-1509925744.jpg} X
Original Acrylic Painting, 2017
9 x 12 x 1.5 inches (152.4 x 50.8)
United States
Brett Roeller, , , Original Painting Oil, size_width{lilith-1508957566.jpg} X
Original Oil Painting, 2017
24 x 48 x 2 inches (152.4 x 50.8)
United States
Irina Maiboroda, , , Original Woodworking, size_width{full_moon_forest_ii-1508615831.jpg} X
Original Woodworking, 2017
8 x 15 x 0.3 cm (152.4 x 50.8)
United States
Nicholas Down, , , Original Painting Oil, size_width{fierce_and_dangerous_beauty-1509811565.jpg} X
Original Oil Painting, 2017
36 x 36 x 2 inches (152.4 x 50.8)
United States
Daniel Clarke, , , Original Watercolor, size_width{paris_back_street-1510243320.jpg} X
Original Watercolor, 2017
12 x 18 x 0.1 inches (152.4 x 50.8)
United States
Ali Ghotbi, , , Original Painting Acrylic, size_width{untitled-1509175232.jpg} X
Original Acrylic Painting, 2017
170 x 150 cm (152.4 x 50.8)
United States
Marina Novikova, , , Original Drawing Pen, size_width{can_you_see_the_dragon-1509270518.jpg} X
Original Pen Drawing, 2013
40.7 x 30.9 x 1.9 cm (152.4 x 50.8)
United States
Raphael Perez, , , Original Photography Color, size_width{assaf_henigsberg_tel_aviv-1508768397.jpg} X
Original Color Photograph, 2017
50 x 90 inches (152.4 x 50.8)
United States
Not For Sale
Quintensiaga Oil Gallery, , , Original Painting Oil, size_width{ravage-1508447828.jpg} X
Original Oil Painting, 2017
80 x 120 x 2.5 inches (152.4 x 50.8)
United States
Vladimir Volosov, , , Original Painting Oil, size_width{together_under_rain-1510061225.jpg} X
Original Oil Painting, 2015
18 x 24 x 1 inches (152.4 x 50.8)
United States
Tatsiana Yukhno, , , Original Painting Acrylic, size_width{interior_abstraction-1510183927.jpg} X
Original Acrylic Painting, 2017
54 x 20 x 1 inches (152.4 x 50.8)
United States
Luise Andersen, , , Original Painting Acrylic, size_width{stage_10_payne_s_gray-1510265732.jpg} X
Original Acrylic Painting, 2017
18 x 24 inches (152.4 x 50.8)
United States
Not For Sale
Nikhlesh Kumar, , , Original Drawing Charcoal, size_width{child_labor-1508840588.jpg} X
Original Charcoal Drawing, 2017
18 x 12 cm (152.4 x 50.8)
United States
Austen Pinkerton, , , Original Drawing Crayon, size_width{fluke-1508931218.jpg} X
Original Crayon Drawing, 2017
770 x 550 x 25 mm (152.4 x 50.8)
United States
Beatrice Bedeur, , , Original Painting Oil, size_width{liberty-1508464336.jpg} X
Original Oil Painting, 2017
60 x 75 x 2 cm (152.4 x 50.8)
United States
Hampton Olfus Jr, , , Original Drawing Ink, size_width{winds_of_war-1509659954.jpg} X
Original Ink Drawing, 2017
28 x 24 inches (152.4 x 50.8)
United States
Dave Martsolf, , , Original Drawing Pencil, size_width{Rebirth-1510251853.jpg} X
Original Pencil Drawing, 2017
13 x 16 inches (152.4 x 50.8)
United States
Shengfan Huang, , , Original Painting Oil, size_width{fall_in_spain-1508114297.jpg} X
Original Oil Painting, 2016
80 x 100 x 2 cm (152.4 x 50.8)
United States
Elham Ghorbani, , , Original Painting Acrylic, size_width{untitled-1508244620.jpg} X
Original Acrylic Painting, 2015
50 x 70 cm (152.4 x 50.8)
United States
Amaia Mills, , , Original Drawing Pencil, size_width{medusa-1508022625.jpg} X
Original Pencil Drawing, 2017
10.9 x 10.9 inches (152.4 x 50.8)
United States
Carlos Pardo, , , Original Painting Oil, size_width{she_on_sundays-1508143952.jpg} X
Original Oil Painting, 2016
25.6 x 19.6 x 0.1 inches (152.4 x 50.8)
United States
Rossen Stanoev, , , Original Painting Oil, size_width{Coast_in_blue-1508762760.jpg} X
Original Oil Painting, 1992
60 x 50 x 2 cm (152.4 x 50.8)
United States
Rossen Stanoev, , , Original Painting Oil, size_width{Coast_in_blue-1508762760.jpg} X
Original Oil Painting, 1992
60 x 50 x 2 cm (152.4 x 50.8)
John Gamache, , , Original Painting Oil, size_width{joel_bagnal_the_goldsmith-1507227747.jpg} X
Original Oil Painting, 2017
30 x 24 x 2 inches (152.4 x 50.8)
United States
Sold
Tony Rodriguez  Juan Antonio Rodriguez Olivares, , , Original Painting Oil, size_width{who_we_are-1508089103.jpg} X
Original Oil Painting, 2015
50 x 40 x 4 inches (152.4 x 50.8)
United States
Pol Ledent, , , Original Painting Oil, size_width{popies_invasion-1509195895.jpg} X
Original Oil Painting, 2017
80 x 80 x 2 cm (152.4 x 50.8)
United States
Sold
Maha  Hamed, , , Original Painting Oil, size_width{abdelwahaab_morsi-1507212978.jpg} X
Original Oil Painting, 1966
33 x 42 cm (152.4 x 50.8)
United States
Tanya Hansen, , , Original Painting Acrylic, size_width{red_maple_tree-1507853150.jpg} X
Original Acrylic Painting, 2017
24 x 30 x 1 inches (152.4 x 50.8)
United States
Damjan Pavlovic, , , Original Painting Acrylic, size_width{a86_large_wall_painting_series-1507986280.jpg} X
Original Acrylic Painting, 2017
140 x 100 x 4 cm (152.4 x 50.8)
United States
Michael Fornadley, , , Original Painting Oil, size_width{cradle_to_the_grave-1507844116.jpg} X
Original Oil Painting, 1994
57 x 38 x 2 inches (152.4 x 50.8)
United States
Farah Ravazadeh, , , Original Painting Oil, size_width{yellow_butterfly-1506604102.jpg} X
Original Oil Painting, 2016
6 x 8 x 2 inches (152.4 x 50.8)
United States
Irina Sivkovych, , , Original Painting Acrylic, size_width{encounter-1506635909.jpg} X
Original Acrylic Painting, 2015
23.6 x 19.6 x 1 inches (152.4 x 50.8)
United States
Beatrice Bedeur, , , Original Painting Oil, size_width{landscape_and_trees_duality-1507421028.jpg} X
Original Oil Painting, 2017
100 x 100 x 3 cm (152.4 x 50.8)
United States
Not For Sale
Wim Van De Wege, , , Original Painting Acrylic, size_width{summercolors_ii-1507192526.jpg} X
Original Acrylic Painting, 2017
80 x 60 x 3 cm (152.4 x 50.8)
United States
Denise Dalzell, , , Original Painting Acrylic, size_width{whereabout-1507160813.jpg} X
Original Acrylic Painting, 2017
24 x 20 x 3 inches (152.4 x 50.8)
United States
Dave Martsolf, , , Original Drawing Pencil, size_width{red_cap-1505947973.jpg} X
Original Pencil Drawing, 2017
6.5 x 4.5 inches (152.4 x 50.8)
United States
Dave Martsolf, , , Original Drawing Pencil, size_width{airbender-1507125048.jpg} X
Original Pencil Drawing, 2017
7.5 x 8 inches (152.4 x 50.8)
United States
Dave Martsolf, , , Original Drawing Pencil, size_width{airbender-1507125048.jpg} X
Original Pencil Drawing, 2017
7.5 x 8 inches (152.4 x 50.8)
Dave Martsolf, , , Original Drawing Pencil, size_width{airbender-1507125048.jpg} X
Original Pencil Drawing, 2017
7.5 x 8 inches (152.4 x 50.8)
Dave Martsolf, , , Original Drawing Pencil, size_width{Dragon-1507318112.jpg} X
Original Pencil Drawing, 2017
9 x 7 inches (152.4 x 50.8)
United States
Dave Martsolf, , , Original Drawing Pencil, size_width{life_in_a_bottle-1507211064.jpg} X
Original Pencil Drawing, 2017
7 x 8 inches (152.4 x 50.8)
United States
Rik Jonna, , , Original Painting Acrylic, size_width{kaleidescope-1503491973.jpg} X
Original Acrylic Painting, 2017
16 x 20 inches (152.4 x 50.8)
United States