Wild Child Art Gallery
Fine Art -Artists at work in the "Heart of Matlacha"
Original Fine Art & Jewelry- Voted Best Art Gallery in Matlacha
River of Grass-20x35, framed
Panther in Twilight. 24 x 30
David is originally from the coastal region of Southern Massachusetts. In his youth David developed a love of fishing with his father and brother, and that passion continues today. He spent ten years in Willimantic, Maine.
From the fishing grounds of the Elizabeth Islands, Martha’s Vineyard and Nantucket, to fly fishing in the uncharted woods of Maine and deep sea fishing off the coast of the Florida Keys, David has maintained a passion for the sport of fishing throughout his life.
Although David remains an avid outdoorsman, he now shares his love of nature with others through his paintings. David’s first effort at painting was in watercolor at age 10 using the back of wallpaper. He studied Commercial Art and Industrial Design in a vocational high school.
After graduating, he served in the military. Dave is an ex Marine (if there is such a thing) and learned scuba diving while in the United States Marine Corps, where he saw the underwater world from a whole new perspective. He often draws on his underwater experience to create views of Florida's magnificent aquatic life forms.
His work never fails to reflect his love of nature and his appreciation of the complex beauty of our ecosystem, it's many creatures and their habitat. A lifetime of experience has given David his unique perspective and a deep appreciation for the beauty found in the great outdoors. His passion is expressed and shared through
Retiring from a 43-year career in the Telephone Industry he now lives in North Fort Myers with his wife Jo Anne. They are the proud parents of four children, have 13 grandchildren and five great grandchildren.
Paradise, 22 x 28
Shorebirds in a Gulf Sunset-24x36
Mirror, Mirror. 18 x 24
Three for Lunch-24x36
Three snook in mangroves
Jumping Tarpon by David Tripp