About the Artist
David Schuppert grew up on a farm in rural Pennsylvania and loved spending time in the out of doors. Always intrigued with the animal and plant life in the fields and woods, he sketched them from an early age.
After graduating from high school, David studied art & design for 4 years at The School of Art & Design in Philadelphia and then in 1969 joined the Marine Corps where he was awarded a secondary MOS of Illustrator and was able to put his talent to work for the Corps. After getting out of the service, he received his first commission as an artist creating 28 pen & ink drawings of covered bridges for the Columbia County Pennsylvania Bi-Centennial celebration.
Since then, David has been creating art for over 30 years in the tradition of realism. He works in the traditional mediums of acrylic, pastel, and pen and ink.
Awards & Exhibits
- Two illustrations accepted for exhibit at the national illustration exhibit of the Guild of Natural Science Illustrators in 2012
- Artwork exhibited at the international illustration exhibit at New York State Museum in 2005
- Oil pastel done in Vietnam accepted into the permanent collection of the Marine Corp Museum
- Children’s book illustrations accepted into the Focus on Nature 2006 international illustration exhibit
- Graphic arts award from Scott Paper Company for a package design
- Graphic arts award from the Lansdale Artist League and Best of Show award for an oil painting at the Hants County Artist League
- Award for superior contribution in the field of illustration by BJU Press in 2003
- Won the M. Graham & Co. award at the South Carolina Water Media Societies Annual exhibit for the acrylic painting Always Faithful in 2007
- Pastel painting "Morning in the Smokies" was accepted into the 2013 Juried Members Exhibition of the Southeastern Pastel Society at the Carrolton Cultural Arts Center, Ga.
- The science illustration entitled "Tide Pool Ecology" was juried into the members exhibition of the Guild of Natural Science Illustrators 2017.
- The pastel painting entitled "Cherokee" was juried into the international online exhibition PURE COLOR for 2017. The exhibit is from September 1 through the 30th. There were 200 pieces selected from 633 submissions.
- Graphite drawing of a Canada Goose and a pastel of a Lion won awards in the 2018 LIGHT, SPACE, TIME nature exhibition. There were 722 submissions from 22 countries and 37 states.