Dave Bazen: Born and raised in Grand Rapids, MI has had an interest in Art since early childhood. Early memories include watching his grandfather, Louis J. DeMaagd, a well known Michigan artist. No doubt some of the techniques were passed on. Dave furthered his learning by attending various art instruction classes and numerous workshops. Pastel, Oil, and Watercolor painting all interest him with Oil being his medium of choice. My wife Mary, and I have been blessed with 5 children and 18 grandchildren. I challenged myself to start a series of grandchildren portraits. The 7 girls make up this years Artprize 2018 display. Plans to paint portraits of the boys will follow at a future date. Painting these portraits has truly been an enjoyable yet challenging experience, bringing me to realize what a blessing children are.
David's ArtPrize Entries
These are David's official ArtPrize entries from this year and past years.