David Shkolny is an Edmonton-based artist specializing in soft pastel. Born in Pinawa, Manitoba, in 1969, David has spent most of his life in Alberta. David's art is collected internationally and is also represented in The Canada Council Art Bank. He graduated with a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design in 1992.

David loves teaching drawing and painting, and have a wealth of experience teaching all ages, from childrento post secondary to seniors.

Artist Statement:

I am fascinated by the medium of pastel and what I have come to learn of the endless ways in which to express its qualities. I am naturally drawn to portraying landscapes, both for the possibilities of interesting colour relationships and the ambiguity of space and form which can result from experimentation and the slightest suggestions of a mark. i value a process that is not dictated by a prescribed outcome, but evolves from a dialogue with the process and my psyche.