David Tanner

About the Instructor

David Tanner

David Tanner is a representational oil painter in Richmond, Virginia, focusing mainly on figurative compositions. Since receiving a BFA from VCU in 1991 with a focus on illustration, his study of traditional painting technique includes workshops with modern masters Nelson Shanks in Philadelphia and Robert Liberace in Washington DC. David’s paintings have been accepted into national exhibitions including Oil Painters of America and Salon International. National awards include six paintings honored for the Portrait Society of America’s 2015, 2014 & 2011 Member’s Only Competition, as well as honors in competitions hosted by PleinAir Magazine, The Artist’s Magazine, Raymar Fine Art, and Plein-Air Richmond. His Self-Portrait won 1st prize in American Artist magazine’s annual competition and was featured on the cover of this respected publication in September 2012. David has been teaching at the Visual Arts Center since 2001. His work can be seen in Richmond at Crossroads Art Center, and on his website.


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