Boulder City Magazine® July 2006 Issue
by Darrell McGarvey
Boulder City Art Guild
Boulder City Artist Profile - David Garrett Dike
Dave is an imaginative, award-winning watercolor artist. Dave was born in Illinois, moved to New Zealand and eventually moved to California. He and his wife Mary settled in Boulder City a couple of years ago. Dave is the son of local artist and Show Director for the Boulder City Art Guild, Aileen Dike.
|Dave is mostly self-taught and has worked with oils, pastels, acrylics and watercolors. His preferred medium is watercolor. He likes the transparent and delicate quality obtainable in this medium.
He is a Woodside High School graduate, served in the United States Marine Corps and is a decorated Viet Nam veteran. After his discharge he attended San Mateo College, Canada College, DeAnza College and San Jose State.
As an active member of the Boulder City Art Guild he serves as Assistant Boulder City Fine Arts Festival Director. He is also a member of the Nevada Watercolor Society.
He currently exhibits his work in the Boulder City Art Guild Gallery in the Boulder Dam Hotel. You might have caught glimpses of his work in the many continuing exhibits around Boulder City, such as the Community College, Boulder Animal Hospital, Boulder City Library, Boulder Dam Credit Union, and the ABC Park Art Center. He takes part in the various shows like the Boulder City Fine Arts Festival, Wine Down Wednesday, and Winter Fine Arts Festival. Results of these shows are many fine art pieces owned by collectors nationally and internationally.
Before coming to Boulder City, Dave was a member of the Palo Alto Art League and Triton Museum of Fine Art. He had numerous corporate shows in California as well as fine art festivals throughout California.
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|His painting illustrated here was chosen for the cover of the Premier Issue of the Nevada Wellness Directory coming out this Fall. Being published for everyone to see is quite an honor for an artist.
We are proud to have a bonafide published artist with us.
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