David Mensing grew up in Iowa and moved to The West as a young man. He lives in Sisters, Oregon.

A professional artist for more than fifteen years, Dave has also worked professionally as an Architect and a Camp Director. He has been certified as a white-water rafting guide and at one time was a talented Pole Vaulter.

For David, each painting is a statement – every aspect of the presentation is important. His architectural background contributes to his  compelling designs. He is careful to select a title for each painting that reflects the character and spiritual
basis of the work.

David Mensing’s paintings are featured in collections and exhibitions across the nation and around the globe. Numerous books and periodicals have featured his work with cover images and feature articles, including American Art Collector and Southwest Art. Recent national awards include Southwest Art’s ‘Award of Excellence’ in Icons of the West and Art and Soul: ‘Professional Juror / Best of Show.’

Striving to contain any beautiful moment brings wonderful assurance that the experience is too profound to ever really be contained. I recognize each painting as a statement. Every aspect of the presentation is significant – a reflection of the character and spiritual basis of the work.” David Mensing