Billingsley, an Oregon native, started his artistic career doing commissioned
of automobiles, aircraft, and motorcycles.
He now specializes in Still Life, Transportation, and
Architectural themes in a photorealistic
style. He studied oil painting under Eugene Bennett in
the late 1950's and as a teenager was
influenced by automobile designer R. H. Gurr and later
by Maxfield Parrish and Edward Hopper.
David strives to achieve a characteristic
of his drawings where the closer you look the more
you see. He continues to explore new
ways of defining the detail, reflections and realism.
The trompe l'oeil genre is very appealing
to David because of its challenge and breathtaking
results that can be achieved.
He has been juried into the 16th Annual
Colored Pencil Society International Exhibition 2008
in Seattle, WA, the 17th Annual Colored
Pencil Society International Exhibition 2009 in
Atlanta, GA, and the 18th Annual Colored
Pencil Society International Exhibition 2010 in Los
Gatos, CA where he earned Signature
status. He won the CPSA District Chapters Award for
Exceptional Achievement 2010 in Los
David's work has appeared in the "Best
of Worldwide Abstract & Still Life Artists"
Volume 1, 2011.
David is delighted to be a member of
the International Guild of Realism.
When not doing artwork, David enjoys
sculling, traveling, and astronomy.