David Myers, BFA, MA
A native of Massillon Ohio, David continued his education at Miami University, BFA ’82, Northwestern University and California State Los Angeles, MA-Art Therapy ’94. In addition to his studio and gallery in Uptown Westerville, he’s had studios in Chicago, San Diego and Los Angeles. His BFA concentration is in painting along with drawing and photography. David is an artist who uses various means and methods to capture moments and tell stories. He has been a yearbook editor, staff photographer, computer graphics artist, slide show designer, writer and Special Olympics Photographer since 1988. A trained Art Therapist, David’s expertise lies in the psychological approach to creativity and productivity and he works with those with specific challenges and special needs. He has experience working with youth with art including those in a crisis intervention shelter in Hollywood, CA.
While David instructs artists using art, he also mentors and coaches clients with non-art related issues. Personal and professional strides, changes and breakthroughs are expected by his clients. A commissioned artist of a wide range of public and private projects, David’s clients include The Pro Football Hall of Fame, The Navy’s Blue Angels, The University of San Diego Hall of Fame, The Massillon Tiger Hall of Champions, The Ohio All-Star Football Classic, The Archie Griffin Scholarship Fund, Warner Bros. Studios, Paramount Studios and many private collectors. David’s work has been featured on many magazine, yellowpages and athletic game program covers, in Sports Illustrated, ESPN Sportscenter and the feature film Dave. David works directly with his clients, who are involved in the process of creating extraordinary works to be passed down through generations.
“I’m thankful that I found a place that I could really feel at home and grow as a person”
– Elizabeth MacLeod
“My first day speaking with David left me astounded. He really made me understand how to be myself and not allow other’s opinions to mold me. I am more understanding of others and I thank David for helping me find my own path…”
“…the direction David suggested for me was nothing short of a life and career changer!”
– Dale A. Miller
“My first talk with David left me impressed with his capacity to talk about life and art on a inspirational way. He knew how to guide me through my visual expressions inspiring me with his teachings, his great work and beautiful gallery.”
– Allan Diego
“David has helped me get to where I want to be as an artist, not to some preordained place the world would tell you that you are supposed to be as an artist. Perhaps most importantly David has regarded me from day one as an artist, not someone who wanted to be an artist. That respect from him has led me to respect myself and motivated me to continually strive to be the best that I can be.”
– Brian J. Morrissey
“David is an excellent art therapist, intuitive and understanding while counseling fellow artists.”
– Dan Euans
“David helped guide me through so many facets of myself through conversation and art…Who knew this is the life I would be leading as I incorporate my love of art and creativity with my love of helping people.”
– Laura Emler