2017 - Added a "Recent Work" tab to my home website which I encourage you to visit. Enjoy! Click on the DaveMartsolf.com link to go there now.
October 2017 - Finalist in Fusion Art's 3rd Annual Figures & Faces Online Juried Art Exhibition. The drawing "Richard the Lion Heart" was chosen.
September 2017 - Earned a Certificate of Excellence for work submitted to Artavita's 24th Online Art Contest.
August 2017 - Three of Dave Martsolf's surreal oil paintings have been selected to be included in the "Dreams 3" online exhibition at Gallery 25N's website opening on August 9th. Gallery25N.com and Art-Competition.net will co-market the artists and art exhibition through an electronic mailing list of 26,100 subscribers of "Art Market News" and through all popular social media vehicles.
Dave Martsolf's contemporary surreal art is also represented by exclusive on-line Vertex Art Gallery as one of several major contemporary artists.
Surrealism Master Dave Martsolf - 2016
In late 2013 and into 2014 surreal artist Dave Martsolf began working in wood, creating several wood sculptures, wood art constructions. In November 2014 Martsolf completed a major 1 meter wide by 2 meters tall sculpture. Click here to see this fascinating new work and Martsolf's other very approachable pieces. Major oil painting will begin in November 2017. See "Press/Resume" tab for details.
Martsolf Photo Fine Arts - 2013
An exhibition of Martsolf's major realist and surrealist works took place in December 2012 at Galatea Fine Art on Harrison Avenue, Boston, MA to very positive reviews from DigBoston.com and Artscope magazine
Take a recorded tour of the show here with this YouTube video titled
The exhibit featured 10 major surreal oil paintings. These pieces or others of similar size and complexity, as well as a large collection of framed watercolors are available for exhibition in 2016 throughout New England and New York. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for open dates.
The Galatea Show was reviewed by Artscope Magazine's Jan 5, 2012 E-mail Blast! publication. This review is also positive and solidly-based.
"When realism and surrealism collide, you get Dave Martsolf. He has the skills and trained hand to make his paintings graphic and true to life, which he pairs with his theoretical, conceptual imagination. It is not very often that we come across an artist so grounded yet so fanciful, all in the same instance. Martsolf's work is fresh and original. He takes the everyday and ventures with it into the unknown, a journey that results in his astonishing art. Even some of his most far-fetched pieces posses an aura of sanity and organization, dispelling any notion of the irrational or unconscious typically associated with surrealism."
Martsolf Photo Fine Arts offers you the choice of Martsolf's stock images, prints, or original artwork. Stock images are available in the 2000 to 3500 pixel size range for a basic cost of $25 USD per project. You can browse through galleries of art organized around subjects and styles that have interest for you (click Exhibits here or above). These galleries include Martsolf's unique surreal and digital worlds as well as all of his nature photography. For more in the way of surreal art, please visit our companion site http://davemartsolf.com , which specializes in Martsolf's finest surrealistic artwork.
Stock images - Write us an e-mail with your specific interest (you can right-click on any image and copy/paste it into the e-mail), and we will send you our 'stock' agreement form. Once signed and sent back to us by e-mail attachment, you can deposit the $25.00 in our Paypal account (which is our e-mail address), and we will send you information and password regarding our FTP site and one of the special rooms (folders) we have set-up to accomodate your unique file download in a time-limited window. Our digital files are jpegs saved at the lowest compression setting available, making the files in the 5MB - 10MB range. Write email@example.com .
Examples of Photography
"The Warrior" - 2011 - watercolor - 8" x 10" - $407.
Martsolf's entire collection available as prints at Fine Art America.
To purchase stock images, original oil paintings or drawings: write firstname.lastname@example.org,
Martsolf's original works are available at many fine art web sites, including a new store at Etsy. For other stores click on the Contact tab at the top of this page.