Painting in my studio

Painting in my studio



Dave Weindorf was born in 1962 in Indianapolis, Indiana. He's a self-taught, abstract expressionist painter. Weindorf's artwork reflects his lifelong interest in history, describing it as a desire to know the past that shapes the future. As a kid he remembers being interested in Egyptian hieroglyphics and cave drawings. Weindorf's work has been exhibited in Verum Ultimum Gallery and Michigan’s Urban Institute for Contemporary Arts, Second Avenue Arts Collectors Show and Lowell Arts Gallery. Dave has won multiple ArtSlant Showcase awards and in 2018 was selected as one of their Under the Radar artists. He's also had the opportunity to exhibit at the Beurs van Berlage in Amsterdam and Agora Gallery of New York. His work has been featured in Circle Arts Quarterly Review, Counterproductiv Magazine, Contemporary Art Curator, Aesthetica Magazine, and Studio Visit, a juried art book. He lives with his wife and dog, Dusty, in Grand Rapids, Michigan. Dave is represented by Art Productions NYC.


I feel like I'm bringing the past to today in my expressionistic paintings through my studies of Egyptian symbols and runes. Being adopted and discovering my ancestry through DNA this year has opened a whole new can of worms for me. That's led me to study the pilgrims, Vikings, English royalty and even an 11th century Templar.

I oftentimes don't have an idea of what I'm going to paint when I start. I let the painting evolve in an intuitive, reactionary way as I work. Using watercolor, and sometimes oil-based stains, I start with the background, blending and layering color until I get the desired effect. Then I add my line work creating primitive abstract marks and shapes.

Artists I'm influenced and inspired by are Dali, Picasso, Miro and Kandinsky.