David Grant Dean is a professional artist who started his career in the arts doing sculpture. He works in a variety of mediums which include oils, wood, and clay. His study and love of the old masters is reflected in his works in many regards, paying particular attention to achieving unity and balance with an emphasis on value. This holds true in his architectural designs as well.
It is the artist’s opinion that “The academic art movement is demanding a higher level of excellence in not only landscape, portraiture, sculpture and architecture but performing arts alike. As we elevate our minds we in fact elevate our need for greater things. Great art feeds our souls and nourishes our minds.” Earlier in his life, David was influenced by Avard Fairbanks, his great uncle. Over the years he has received wide spread honors for his artistic abilities through various awards and recognitions.