Part of David's current series capturing the beauty of Cincinnati public parks and the abundance of scenic locations. The formal trellis frames a rich assortment of colorful and exotic plantings. Warm evening light shines through the foliage on the right. Vivid yellow, orange, red and green in the middle ground, with muted green, beige, red and purple in the foreground and distance creating nice depth.

- David Forsthoefel

Let There Be Light

Oil painting on stretched canvas
Painting wraps around edges
Varnished and Ready to hang

Signed on front

24" h x 30" w x 1.5" d
2 lbs. 0 oz.



David Forsthoefel
Cincinnati, Ohio

Getting to Know David

David Forsthoefel uses an impressionistic approach to celebrate the variety of Midwest geology, fauna and seasonal color. He strives to capture an integrated blend of shape, color and tone that revels in the abstract qualities of the paint itself. David is a native of Dayton, Ohio, and now lives in Cincinnati. His interest in the visual arts began at a very young age, with early forays into drawing with Jon Gnagy and his Learn to Draw series on television. This first exposure sparked a life-long search for artistic expression that included a BA in Fine Arts at the University of Louisville, and a career as a commercial illustrator and designer. Since retiring, he has devoted much of his artistic energy to painting the natural landscape in and around Cincinnati. He is a Signature Member of the Cincinnati Art Club, the Lexington Art Guild of Florida and the Transparent Watercolor Society. When not in his home studio, David helps care for his six grandchildren. He says he also has a serious golf habit that takes him outside to observe nature.