BIOGRAPHY
A lifelong artist, David Heskin began oil painting in 1995. His first 15 years with oils were self-guided, after which time he sought out artistic techniques that are on the brink of being lost. After a decade of studies in numerous traditional artistic lineages, his original artwork and teaching have become integrated expressions of this creative fusion.

David’s art defies categorization, as he has produced extensive bodies of work in a variety of styles and mediums. Combining tradition and innovation, his driving aspiration is to create artifacts and visual experiences that are otherwise unavailable to the human eye, and that speak to the journey of the soul.

David earned his Master’s Degree in Traditional Arts from The Prince’s Foundation School of Traditional Arts in 2020. In a long-term collaboration with his wife, artist Aloria Weaver, he develops and teaches international, technique-driven painting courses. His work has been exhibited in museums, galleries, cultural centers and theaters, and is held in private collections throughout North America, Europe and beyond.

STATEMENT
“I look to the beauty of the natural world for inspiration, in its infinitely subtle and intricate patterns. Forms in nature become syllables in a secret lexicon of consciousness at every scale.
From this diversity of phenomenal lifeforms, Art emerges.

It is the responsibility of the living artist to look inward, then forward..and inward again.

If Art is to be a fulfillment of an ongoing renaissance in this vast cosmology, its presence must deliver a vision which will continue to inspire the advancements of personal and cultural evolution.

It is the necessity of the emerging movements to build authentic bridges,
from our ancient traditions to a brilliant future,
upon the strength of our determination to envision the possibilities.”


CURRICULUM VITAE

SPECIALIZED EDUCATION
2023 – Plaster Carving with Adam WIlliamson
2020 – MA Traditional Arts – The Prince’s Foundation School of Traditional Arts
2019 – Letter Carving in Stone with Tom Perkins
2016 – Alla Prima Portraiture with Zoey Frank
2016 – Alla Prima Landscape with Judson Monroe
2015 – Egg Tempera Icon Painting & Gilding with Fred Wessel
2014/15 – Sight-Size Technique at The Loveland Atelier, CO
2010 – Visions in the Mischtechnik (Egg Tempera & Oil) Painting Seminar, Italy
2003 – Figurative Painting at Seattle Academy of Fine Art, WA
1998/99 – Artist Apprenticeships – CO / MN

TEACHING & ART INSTRUCTION
2024
Art of the Sacred – Chapel of Sacred Mirrors, Wappinger, NY
Oil Painting Techniques & Traditions – Online
2023
Sacred Pattern – The Learning Council, Paonia, CO
Creative Geometry – Paonia Experiential Leadership Academy, CO
Geometric Meditations – The Learning Council, Paonia, CO
Geometry of the Sacred – Studio 601, Seattle, WA
Geometry & Arabesque Summer School Dar Al Islam Abiquiu, NM
Advanced Portrait Painting – Online
2022
Visionary Techniques – Online
2021
The Technical Metaphysics of Oil Painting – Online
2020
Thriving Artists – Online
2018
The Alchemy of Oil Painting – Praxis Arts, Seattle, WA
The Secret Geometry of Painting – Chapel of Sacred Mirrors, Wappinger, NY
2017
Visionary Alchemy Painting Intensive – Paradise One, Byron Bay, Australia
The Alchemy of Oil Painting – Chapel of Sacred Mirrors, Wappinger, NY
Visionary Techniques & Traditional Methods Praxis Arts, Seattle, WA
Sacred Art & Elemental Magic – Global Eclipse Gathering, Prineville, OR
Advanced Painting Techniques – Luminous Flux Gallery, Loveland, CO
Visionary Art Retreat – Bali, Indonesia
The Alchemy of Oil Painting Intensive – Luminous Flux Gallery, Loveland, CO
2016
The Art of Oil Painting – Luminous Flux, Loveland, CO
Visionary Techniques & Traditional Methods Luminous Flux Gallery, Loveland, CO
Vienna Academy of Visionary Art – Spring Trimester, Vienna, Austria
Traditional Painting Materials & Mediums – The Hofburg Palace Vienna, Austria
Materials & Mediums – The Loveland Atelier Loveland, CO
Geometric Meditations as Practical Magic – Chapel of Sacred Mirrors, Wappinger, NY
The Art of Oil Painting – Luminous Flux Gallery, Loveland, CO
The Alchemy of Oil Painting Luminous Flux Gallery, Loveland, CO
2015
Magical Perspectives II. – Luminous Flux Gallery, Loveland, CO
The Artist’s Journey – Atlan Center, White Salmon, WA
Art Pilgrim – Tobias School of Art & Therapy, East Grinstead, UK
Expanded Visions in The Mischtechnik Seminar – Torri Superiore, Italy
Geometry In Perspective – Luminous Flux Gallery, Loveland, CO
Drawing Courses – Luminous Flux Gallery, Loveland, CO
2014
Visionary Techniques & Studio Practice I. Luminous Flux Gallery, Loveland, CO
Visionary Techniques & Studio Practice II. Luminous Flux Gallery, Loveland, CO
Visionary Techniques & Studio Practice III. – Luminous Flux Gallery, Loveland, CO
Magical Perspectives – Luminous Flux Gallery, Loveland, CO
2013
Vienna Academy of Visionary Art – Fall Trimester, Vienna, Austria
In Quest of the Inner Image Seminar, Vienna, Austria
Painting New Worlds – Trace Gallery, Denver, CO
Sacred Art in Theory & Practice – Griffis Sculpture Park, Ellicottville, NY
2012
Mana Prima Painting Intensive – Onedoorland Studios, Portland, OR
Mana Prima Painting Intensive – Oasis Healing Arts Sanctuary, Ashland, OR
2011
Sacred Art in Theory & Practice – Onedoorland Studios Portland, OR

PUBLICATIONS
2022 – Contributing Artist, Threyda Art Collective, Vol. I
2018 – Self-Published Art Catalog, Wish I Were Here, D. Heskin
2015 – Contributing Artist, The Encyclopedia of Fernal Affairs, L.W.Stambollion
2015 – Contributing Artist, Dream Wheels, D.Burford
2013 – Contributing Artist, Divining the Dream, L.W.Stambollion
2011 – Self-Published Art & Instructional Book, Mana Prima, D. Heskin
2011 – Cover Artist, The Invisible College, G.Llwydd
2010 – Cover Artist, The First Manifesto of Visionary Art, L.Caruana
2005 – Contributing Artist, CoSM Journal of Visionary Culture, CoSM Press
2005 – Contributing Artist, System Catalogue, D.Solkinson/E.Bradford
2005 – Contributing Artist, Medicine Catalogue, D.Solkinson/E.Bradford
2004 – Contributing Artist, Vision Catalogue, D.Solkinson/E.Bradford

SELECTED EXHIBITIONS
2024
Steal This Art! – The Learning Council – Paonia, CO
2023
StART Art Fair – Saatchi Gallery – London, U.K.
Life in Collaboration – Blue Sage Center for the Arts – Paonia, CO
Wish I Were Here – Cirque Gallery – Paonia, CO
Geometry of the Sacred – Studio 601 – Seattle, WA
2022
West Elk Annual Open Exhibition – Blue Sage Center for the Arts – Paonia, CO
The Prince’s Foundation School of Traditional Arts Alumni Exhibition – Garrison Chapel, London, UK
2021
EMERGENCE Dreams & Divinities – Laxenburg Castle – Vienna, Austria
7th Annual Toronto Visionary Art Exhibit – Online Exhibition
2020
LOVE – Dreams & Divinities & AOI Europe – Online Exhibition
The Prince’s Foundation School of Traditional Arts – Degree Exhibition – London, UK
Art in the Age of Pandaemonia – Online Exhibition
Plein Air Paonia – Blue Sage Center for the Arts – Paonia, CO
2019
Fêlures et Lumières – Atelier GustaveParis, France
Interfaith Exhibition – Goodenough College – London, UK
Ancient Future –
Goodenough College – London, UK
2018
Chimeria
– Sedan, France
Sacred Deer – Chateau de Comper – Broceliande, France
The Wheel of re-Creation
– Axis Gallery – Seattle, WA
Luminaries – McNichols Civic Center – Denver, CO
2017
Dreams & Divinities – Sierra Nevada, Colombia
Sacred Deer – 91 Rue de Seine – Paris, France
Modern Symbolists – KrabJab Studios – Seattle, WA
Immortal Façade – Luminous Flux Gallery – Loveland, CO
Masks 2017 – Fort Collins Museum of Art – Fort Collins, CO
Subvert the Dominant Parallelogram – Luminous Flux Gallery – Loveland, CO
2016
In Love with the Landscape – Luminous Flux Gallery – Loveland, CO
Unveiling the Muse
– Luminous Flux Gallery – Loveland, CO
Art for Peace –
Galerie Friese – Kirschau, Germany
Chimeria Festival International des Arts Visionnaires
– Sedan, France
Transmission – Galerie 10 – Vienna, Austria
Masks 2016 –
Fort Collins Museum of Art – Fort Collins, CO
Art for Peace –
Atelier Gustave – Paris, France
2015
Garden of Fernal Delights – Bash Contemporary – San Francisco, CA
Dreams & Divinities –
LuminArte Gallery – Dallas, TX
Masks 2015
– Fort Collins Museum of Art – Fort Collins, CO
All for Love –
Luminous Flux Gallery – Loveland, CO
2014
Divining the Dream – Ammon-Ra Gallery – Monterrey, Mexico
Grand Opening – Luminous Flux Gallery – Loveland, CO
CAVA 1 Year Anniversary Exhibition – Skylite Station Gallery – Denver, CO
Divining the Dream – Museum La Enseñanza – San Cristobal, Mexico
2013
Divining the Dream – Atelier Porte-Soleil – Paris, France
Art Spirit Now – Agora at the Riverside – Boulder, CO
Emerging Light – Trace Gallery – Denver, CO
Divining the Dream – Instituto de America Santa Fe – Granada, Spain
Divining the Dream – Centro Cultural San Marcos – Toledo, Spain
 2012
Chimeria Festival International des Arts Visionnaires – Sedan, France
EnQuete du Sacré – Atelier Porte-Soleil – Paris, France
Int’l Group Exhibition – Centro Municipal de Cultura – Granada, Spain
2011
Group Exhibition – The Other Side Arts Gallery – Denver, Colorado
2010
The Irresistable Stream of Time – Galerie 10 – Vienna, Austria
Group Exhibition – Temple of Visions Gallery,  Los Angeles CA
Grand Opening – Tribe13 Gallery – Ukiah, CA
Grand Opening – Temple of Visions Gallery,  Los Angeles CA
2009
Interdimensional Art Show – Fenario Gallery,  Eugene OR
Temple of Visions – The Hive Gallery,  Los Angeles CA
2008
Suite Jesus – 111 Minna Gallery,  San Francisco CA
Bridging Worlds – The Fall Gallery,  Vancouver BC
Soul To Soul – MicroCoSM Gallery – New York, NY
Interdimensional Art Show – Gallery of the Senses,  Seattle WA
2007
MetaMedia 3 – Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art – Eugene, OR
Amrita – Braindrops Gallery,  San Francisco CA
2006
Synergenesis 3 – Red Ink Studios, San Francisco CA
Interdimensional Art Show – Gallery of the Senses,  Seattle WA
Visionary Trinity 3 Artist Exhibition – Gallery of the Senses,  Seattle WA
2005
Synergenesis 2 – Project Artaud, San Francisco CA
Avatar – Chapel of Sacred Mirrors,  New York NY
Interdimensional Art Show – Gallery of the Senses,  Seattle WA
Unspeakable Experiences Solo Exhibition – The Peanut Gallery,  Seattle WA
2004
Synergenesis – Cell Space,  San Francisco CA
Humandala – Gallery of the Senses,  Seattle WA
Interdimensional Art Show – Gallery of the Senses,  Seattle WA
Visions from Within/Beyond Solo Exhibition – Artcore Studios,  Seattle WA
David Heskin Solo Exhibition – Rival Art Studios,  Albuquerque NM
Tension & Severity Solo Exhibition – Optic Nerve Arts  Portland OR