The visual arts are my kind of storytelling. Art is the most compelling form of communication: you don’t need to be of a certain age or background, a student or lover of art, nor must you “understand” what the artist intends. Art should be able to stand on its own, with merit seen and unseen.
My work reflects form and light as observed and imagined in my world. I believe my larger works to be unique because they are so personal. They say something about my view and existence, fundamentally no different from anyone else’s, but perhaps processed and reflected on differently.
As an art teacher I am constantly reflecting and analyzing my instruction, my students’ progress, and my own work. It’s the only way to grow and improve. Unpredictable responses are welcome. Confused, pleased, or baffled, love it or not, let me know. It’s all good.
About David Borzo
David is an award-winning artist who has participated in dozens of shows over the last 30 years, and has had work published in local, state, and national publications. Earning a bachelor’s degree in Painting and Drawing from Drake University, David then earned a master’s degree in education from Drake, with endorsements in Art, Gen-Ed, and SpecialEd. David is now in his 10th year of teaching art at Edmunds Elementary, sharing his love of art and creativity with children.
Working in ink, charcoal and photography, David most recently won Best in Show from the 2021 Polk County Heritage Gallery Competition; First Place in Drawing at the 2018 Iowa State Fair, and Third Place in drawing at the 2020 Fair.
Other Best of Show awards have come from The Des Moines Women’s Club, The World Pork Art Exposition, and Art on My Own Time: Downtown.
See more of David’s work on Instagram @davidborzoart.
David also has carved a path in business writing and editing, with work done for Bigelow Tea, The New York Children’s Aid Society, Smart Talk Connected Conversations, WAVIN Netherlands, McClure Engineering and Storied Gifts.