Born in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, David Gluck currently resides on Vancouver Island with his wife, Kate Stone,where they work as full time artists. He received his Bachelors of Science degree in Art Education from Penn State University in 2006, following which he immigrated to Canada to continue his career as an artist. His artwork is in both private and public collections around the world. These days David exhibits with S.R. Brennan Galleries, Gallery 1261, and Legacy Gallery.
His recent move to the countryside has inspired most of his recent subject matter of hunters, trappers, aged objects, and the vanitas. His work is a study of stoicism of character. The men and objects in his paintings thrive in a balance with the elements and are carved in the likeness of the austere environments they live in. He likes to think that if most beautiful paintings are like gems, then his are like weathered rocks. The goal of each of his works aims is to evoke an inherent reaction in the viewer, whether emotional or psychological.
He continues to strives for a certain tactile quality in my work. Recently, I have found that by switching to more natural pigments and materials (as opposed to synthetic pigments), he has been able to create a very harmonious muted tonal palette in addition to a far more varied paint quality. He want there to be a difference enjoyable to the viewer when my work is seen in life as opposed to from a photograph.