The spirit of David’s entrepreneurial diversification is the hallmark of Southpaw Studio.  His talents and gifts have taken him to many pinnacles of creative energy.  At age 11, as a taxidermist David modeled and sculpted the animals around his rural home.  Drawing from this knowledge was the seed that began to grow into what today has been a wonderfully blessed career.

 

Bollman received his first commissions in high school, painting his teachers pet portraits.  He later graduated from Center for Creative Studies and after 12 years as an art director had gained enough knowledge and discipline to fulfill his passion and lifelong dream to become a full time artist.  For over three decades David has designed, lettered and painted murals on everything from semi-trucks to full-scale walls.  He has designed corporate logos, hand-carved signs, and created numerous unique sculptures for such organizations as Pheasants Forever.  He has been commissioned by Ducks Unlimited, Waterfowl U.S.A., and Safari Club International and many more to do special paintings and limited edition prints.  Bollman is the first and only artist to design and cast a bronze medallion that depicts his award winning duck stamp design.

 

David’s numerous awards and credits include:

  • 2016 Worked on Transformers 5 (scenic artist)

  • 2015 Purchase Award St. Joseph Mercy Oakland Hospital

  • 2013 Transformers 4 scenic painter, sign writer

  • Proud member I.A.T.S.E. Local 38 Sign writer, Scenic artist "OZ THE GREAT AND POWERFUL" Other Productions for Major Motion Pictures including Black Sky, AKA Jimmy Picard, Harold and Kumar 3, The Double, Highland Park, Transformers 3 & 4, Detroit 187

  • 2012 Veterans Memorial City of Richmond   ( bronze American Flag and Bald Eagle)

  • 2010 Michigan Ducks Unlimited Sponsor Artist of the Year

  • 2008 Produced 10th Anniversary painting and banquet print for Perch Point Conservation Club

  • Featured Artist Chippewa Nature Center Midland Michigan 2006

  • Saginaw Bay Waterfowl Festival Featured Artist 2006

  • Featured Artist Paul H. Young Chapter – Trout Unlimited 2004

  • Blue Water Sport Fishing Association Artist of the Year from 1999 till present

  • Interior Fountain/Sculpture for the Best Western/Sterling Inn Convention Center & Water park (completed 2001)

  • 2003 Safari Club International Featured Artist

  • Police Memorial Sculpture for the City of Sterling Heights (completed 2003)

  • Pheasants Forever Featured Print…Annually since 1994 - 2004

  • Michigan Duck Stamp Winning Design & Michigan Ducks Unlimited Waterfowl Artist of the Year

  • Sponsor Artist for Michigan Ducks Unlimited & Wisconsin Ducks Unlimited Featured Artist

  • Florida Wildlife Artist of the Year

  • Midwest Annual Fish & Wildlife Conference Featured Artist

  • Numerous 1st Place & Best of Show Awards at Juried Art shows

  • Public Broadcasting System Television Pledge Premium Artist Prints for several years

 

David’s work has graced the covers of many well-known publications, including Michigan Outdoor Digest and Florida Wildlife Magazine.  He donates much of his fine art to conservation organizations and others interested in the maintenance and protection of our natural resources.

 

Working with David is an exclusive, one-on-one relationship.  He is the only person working with you and handling the creative process for you.  David Bollman’s wide range of subject matter consists of commissioned paintings including:

  • Interior Decorating including Murals and Faux Finishes, Sculptures and Fountains

  • Landscapes, Seascapes, Lighthouses

  • Portraits of sporting and non-sporting dogs (with or without their owners)

  • Game birds and Songbirds

  • Big Game

“I am a lover of life and all it has to offer and this is why I enjoy painting so many things.  Surpassing all these achievements is the brightest light of my life, Melissa, my daughter!  I am thankful each day that I’m able to work at my studio and realize through Melissa’s eyes that God’s blessings never come to an end…they are new every morning and He is so great and faithful.  It is with great optimistic enthusiasm that I view God’s Creations in nature and hope to reflect it in my art and life.”

 

 

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