"Anything that is unreasonably good is a work of art. A work that is more valuable for its virtue than its utility is a work of fine art. If virtue is its only worth, it is a masterpiece."
"The experience of fine art is reminiscent. It is a recollection of individual beautiful experiences shared by the artist and the viewer. We experience beauty with our senses, enhanced by our perceptions. In sharing my perceptions of a moment, I am sharing the moment and the beauty of it."
"Experiencing beauty (re)assures us of everything to be better, approaching the Divine. God's favor defines beauty. God's invisible qualities - his eternal capability and divine nature - can be clearly seen in that which he has created."
"I don't paint to express myself - I paint to express God."
Dave has also worked professionally as an Architect and a Camp Director. He has been certified as a white-water rafting guide. At one time he was a talented Pole Vaulter. In all of his pursuits he has tried to do work that is unreasonably good - work that is art.
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 graduated from Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo, attended Scottsdale Artists School on a full scholarship and has studied extensively with Robert Moore. David currently lives in South Central Idaho with his wife and their three children.
David Mensing earnestly confesses Jesus Christ as Lord.
David Mensing's work has been featured in solo and group exhibitions around the nation, as well as numerous periodicals including American Art Collector, Southwest Art and Western Art Collector. Recent national awards include Southwest Art's 'Award of Excellence' in Icons of the West 2014 and 'The Redfish Award' in Art and Soul 2014.
To better know David Mensing and his deepest passion, know and enjoy his art.