David Mueller, originally from the suburbs of Chicago, IL, currently resides in Northern Kentucky, across the Ohio River from Cincinnati, OH. He is a 1987 graduate of The American Academy of Art, in Chicago, whose fine art program had a strong focus on traditional realism.
Since 1989, David has been creating renderings for many private and corporate collectors, including gubernatorial portraits that hang in the Ohio State capital. With collectors internationally, David has shown his work at a number of exhibitions over the past twenty three years in the following regions:
New York--London-- Los Angeles -- Cincinnati, Ohio -
Columbus, Ohio - Midland, Michigan - Birmingham, Ala- Cedarville Michigan, --Miami, Fl., --Chicago, IL -
San Antonio, TX -- Philadelphia, PA
David's work has appeared on the cover of The Artists Magazine and in the feature articles therein on his painting technique. His work has been the subject of many regional publications, including print, television, and radio. Also, of note in 2009, David rendered a Christmas ornament that was displayed on the main indoor White House Christmas tree.
David is active in The Cincinnati Art Club, founded in 1890. Such notables as Frank Duveneck, Henry Farney, and Edward Potthast founded the club. It still is running strong today as the second oldest continuously operating art club in the country. David has demonstrated his techniques as a guest speaker there and many other regional organizations. He has taught oil painting/drawing to numerous students both privately and in regional workshops. He has been sharing his knowledge of "Sophisticated Fundamentals" paying forward concepts that he gleaned from numerous educational, peer group and historic inspirations.
Over the past 23 years, David completed a number of commissioned works for private collectors and has created large bodies of work for one-man shows in
New York and the Midwest as well as participating in group shows from coast to coast and in London.
Plein air painting, another passion for David, and research have taken him on travels through Quebec, Canada; Florence, Amalfi and Venice, Italy; London, England; Monhegan Island, ME; Gloucester, Massachusetts; Northern Michigan and Kentucky.