David M. Keene grew up in northern Virginia, and often found himself out in the woods with his dogs. He was introduced by his father to the sporting life at an early age. Shooting ducks over the Blackwater near Easton, Md. or catching trout from the Elk river in West Virginia - these activities instilled in David a love for the outdoors, nature, the environment, and his best friends - hunting dogs.
David tried his hand at painting and drawing in middle-school, but never had a chance to return to it until almost a decade later. After countless hours of practicing and reading, David was able to develop his painting skills on his own.
"My decision to paint a particular paiting is largely influenced by my own aesthetic sense." Said David. "If I wouldn't hang it on my wall, then I won't paint it."
David M. Keene currently works in online marketing and development for a range of non-profit and educational clients, and lives near Fredericksburg, VA.