David Behrens
David Behrens native american indian pictures and art prints
Native American
Artwork


David Behrens - viewing his paintings, one is immediately moved by the intense imagery and emotion found in his work.  "As humans we are all moved by stores, David says, "and my greatest hope is that my paintings achieve what a good story does, only not with words but with brushstrokes."

David Behrens, as an illustration major at East Carolina University, made his first connection with Native Americans and their history.  "I remember going to the library to do some research on a painting and stumbling across some old photographs of Native people.  The profound sense of pride mixed with sadness and longing in their faces spoke so sharply to me that I just could not put my paintbrush to canvas without painting one of these remarkable faces."

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When Colors Bleed

Three Faces of Geronimo

DAVID BEHRENS WOLF SHIELD
Wolf Shield

Midnight Choir

Horse Shield

Sitting Bull

First Flight

Eagle Shield

Grandfather Earth

Canyon Weaver

Buffalo Moon Rising

Chief Joseph

Animal Spirit Circle

Always Faithful

Bisontennial
TALKING LEAVES NATIVE AMERICAN WOMEN
Talking Leaves

Remembrance
TWO CENTS WORTH
Two Cents Worth
DAVID BEHRENS INDIAN PICTURES NATIVE AMERICAN ARTWORK
Visions of Valor
NATIVE AMERICAN ARTWORK Spirit of America
Spirit of America
David Behrens Wind Weaver
Wind Weaver
David Behrens Hallowed Harmony eagle wolf buffalo pictures and art
Hallowed Harmony
FOUNDING FATHERS
Founding Fathers
David Behrens Keeper of the Plains buffalo indian art pictures
Keeper of the Plains
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Lakota Twilight
WHEN COLORS BLEED DAVID BEHRENS
When Colors Bleed II
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Night Song
IRON HORSE DAVID BEHRENS
Iron Horse Apocalypse
FOUNDING FATHERS
Founding Fathers 2
DAVID BEHRENS They Moved Them
They Moved Them
DAVID BEHRENS FIVE CENT PEACE
Five Cent Peace
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Stranger in His Own Land
DAVID BEHRENS Arapahoe Moon
Arapahoe Moon
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David Behrens bloodline being from Sicilian and German descent many wonder how he can so accurately portray a people not his own.  "I believe that God has put it in my heart to paint these images and it is my prayer that He would somehow use my art to bring forth a sense of healing."

At first glance it is difficult to distinguish the method and media David enjoys to work in.  These dream-like montages are the result of an oil glazing technique that dates back to the early Italian Renaissance period.  To achieve this David builds up many different layers of translucent oil washes thus creating a very pleasing effect of images fading in and out of their surroundings.  To create a sense of organic texture that has become his hallmark, David paints on a surface of gesso mixed with powdered marble.

It is accurate to say that one does not merely view one of David's paintings, but journeys into it.  It is easy to lose oneself in the candid realism, the flowing movement and the heartbeat found in each of his works.  "Art is my purest form of communication and it would be dishonoring if I did not acknowledge Jesus Christ, my Creator and Savior who has blessed me with the ability to paint, for truly He is the greatest artist of all."

David's artwork can be seen at galleries throughout the country.  He currently travels coast to coast and exhibits at many prestigious Indian Art Markets.  When he is back at his studio David works diligently on new works of art that continue to challenge his audience with stirring concepts that are both thoughtfully rendered and fearlessly honest, giving a void to a silent past.

David brings the past history to life through his mixed media and oil paintings and graphite drawings. He received a Bachelors of Fine Arts in Illustration from East Carolina University School of Art. Born in Queens, New York and raised in Long Island.

David C. Behrens lives in New Mexico with his wife Marybel and their children Tomas, Eli, Angelo and Lydia..  Complete descriptions accompany each of his prints.