Dave Barnhouse
DAVE BARNHOUSE AMERICAN PICTURES
Nostalgic American Art

Growing up in small towns in Ohio, Dave Barnhouse has never forgotten the values learned in his youth. His art, prints and posters of Friday night cruising, tractor pulls and main street businesses remind us of simpler days in our past. Dave Barnhouse captures every detail in his softly lit scenes. And, whatever the subject may be, Barnhouse takes us on a short journey "home". 

Dave Barnhouse is a self-described "country boy" from Richmond, Ohio who grew up in small towns and has no intention of leaving that environment either physically or emotionally. "I want my art to make people feel as if they were back home on a Friday evening, so they can experience the warmth of a cozy fire and smell the homemade bread and cookies coming from the oven," he says.

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The Spoils
The Spoils

My Home Town
Standing Rock
Standing Rock
A Bridge of Unity
A Bridge of Unity
A Capital Night in Wheeling
A Capital Night in Wheeling
American Heartland
American Heartland
A Grand Night in Steubenville
A Grand Night in Steubenville
An Old Fashioned Christmas
An Old Fashioned Christmas
A Night on the Town
A Night on the Town
A Time of Plenty
A Time of Plenty
Back Home Again
Back Home Again
Celebration of the Past
Celebration of the Past
Coming Home
Coming Home
Common Ground
Common Ground
Evening at the Paramount
Evening at the Paramount
For Top Honors
For Top Honors
Gem City
Gem City
Harvest Break
Harvest Break
Home for the Holidays
Home for the Holidays
Horsepower
Horsepower

Indian Summer
Lifetime Friends
Lifetime Friends
Never To Busy
Never To Busy
Old Friends
Old Friends
Once in a Lifetime
Once in a Lifetime
Parkersburg Memories
Parkersburg Memories
Pitchin for a Double Ringer
Pitchin for a Double Ringer
Preflight Check
Preflight Check at Kittyhawk
Ready or Not
Ready or Not
Route 66
Route 66
Sams Place
Sams Place
Shop Talk
Shop Talk
Weirton Memories
Weirton Memories
Steubenville's Big Red
Steubenville's Big Red
Steubenville's Crusaders
Steubenville's Crusaders
When I Grow Up
When I Grow Up
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Dave Barnhouse recreates the best of times in his definition of rural and small-town America. His paintings are snap shots of life the way he remembers it from the 1950`s and 60`s. "Collectors tell me they often put themselves in my art. It`s a way we all can relive some of the happiest moments of our youth," says Dave.

Today Dave works mostly with oil paints. But, as soon as he could hold a pencil, the artist started expressing his artistic talents. One of his first drawings was a threshing machine on his grandfather's farm in Ohio. "He drew all the little details," remembers his mother, who encouraged her son to pursue his art.

Most of Dave Barnhouse`s work has settled into the Americana genre, as he constantly works with illumination and adds a nostalgic touch to make viewers feel they are actually present and part of the painting. The subject matters that interest him range from western images and Native- American scenes, to farmsteads, tractors, classic cars, motorcycles, old trains, and nostalgic scenes in small-town America.

For numerous years Dave has been an officially-licensed artist of The John Deere Corporation. That distinction allows Dave to use their name, trademark and equipment in his paintings. You'll want to head to the family farm after you spend a few moments viewing his art, prints and posters. 

Dave Barnhouse paintings have earned many awards and honors. For several years, he was voted as one of America's "Most Popular Print Artists" in annual art dealer surveys that were conducted by USArt magazine. In 1995 and 1996, he was actually voted as the "Third Most Popular Artist" in that same survey. Dave was also included in InformArt`s "Top Ten Hottest New Artists" list in 1995 and moved into the number-three position in 1996. He has been featured in numerous newspaper and magazine articles and his prints and paintings are collected across the United States and Internationally. 

Dave became a full-time artist after a long career as an electrician in a steel mill, where art was never far from his thoughts. Today he paints full time in his studio, which is part of the Ohio home that he shares with his wife, Marie.