David Adshade

Toronto based artist, David Adshade, is an award winning graphic designer and art director by trade. But Adshade’s true passion lies in the fine art creativity of industrial abstraction. There is no limit to what arresting effects the natural world and the Artist’s imagination can produce.
Adshade’s unique approach involves the exploration of metal based paints of iron, copper, and bronze with applied reactive solutions which are combined with traditional art materials such as acrylic paint, Venetian plaster, and latex. Oxidation, rust, and paint each try to reign supreme over one another leaving a truly stunning patinated finish, unfolding the fleeting beauty that is temporarily captured as a result.
David’s career in fine art spans more than two decades. David Adshade was the recipient of the Art Gallery of Ontario Scholarship and recently won the People’s Choice Award last summer at the Toronto Outdoor Art Exhibition.