David Musser's popular watercolor classes and demos are a regional favorite in southern California. Although he mainly works in watercolor, David is fluent in drawing, pastels, oils, and acrylics and teaches drawing, pastel, and watercolor at UC Riverside, CA. He is a plein aire painter who has won eighteen Best of Show or First Place Awards.
David was working as a professional musician before a degree in applied art from San Diego State University led to 12 years working as an illustrator, animator, and art director in the motion picture/TV industry. After opening his own gallery in 1994 David spent eight years pursuing fine art full time.
His skill as a watercolor teacher and demonstrator led him to close his gallery to spend his time with his students and the rolling hills and vineyards of the Temecula Valley. David captures the spectacular light and color of Southern California with an impressionist's eye, a bold palette and expressive brush strokes. A full gallery of his work, prints and more can be found on his website: