David Grizzle moved to Ventura with his wife in 2010 from San Pedro. “I am originally from Texas and I spent 12 years (1998 to 2010) touring the south as a musician before turning to my visual art full time. I am self-taught. I work with acrylic on different mediums. My style has been described as Photo Realism. One of my last shows, “Fear and Loathing in San Francisco” was a success and was dedicated to the movie Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas.
I was living on Santa Cruz St. when Joshua Pemberton (owner of Discovery Ventura)introduced himself with his card on my door. He had hear through my neighbor that my wife and I had just had our son, and he wanted to reach out and apologize for any construction noises. Which was very nice of him. So I called him up and I asked him how they were going to decorate Discovery. I showed him my art and we sat down for a lunch and hit it off…and the rest is history. Several of his large paintings can be seen at Discovery Ventura, 1888 Thompson.
You can see much of his amazing talent at www.davidgrizzleart.blogspot.com.