David Gilsvik was initiated into an art career at a young age. He discovered drawing in his early teens, copying magazine covers and comic books. When his father pursued a career in writing for outdoor magazines that specialized in hunting and fishing stories, David tagged along enjoying the rugged outdoor scene. He continued to refine his drawing skills and, eventually, illustrated three of his father’s books.
Although David’s academic road led him to painting as a fine art, the practical subject of making a living was never addressed. He was quite easily swayed into the commercial side of art and began working as a painter for a billboard company. Seven years later, he started his own business, Gilsvik Signs and Murals, based in Two Harbors.Artist’s Site