In the early 90’s, David Kammerzell began working in television creating graphic animations for CBS Channel 4 in Denver. Three years later he moved to Starz, a premium cable network with more than 17 channels. David received many industry awards there, including regional Emmys. He was promoted several times, eventually to Director of On-Air Design, the head of the entire department. During that time David painted on the side whenever time would allow. Early in 2013, after nearly 20 years at Starz, David left his position and now pursues painting full time.
David paints vintage cowboys, landscapes and figures, hyperrealized through juiced-up colors, dramatized scenery, and other touches of idealism layered over the plain record of history. He employs the vocabulary of advertising and illustration, especially harkening back to the golden era of advertising. He seeks to put the viewer in a nostalgic narrative; a bittersweet environment where the boundaries of memory and longing are blurred. David’s work is informed by the great illustrators of the early 20th century and pop culture. Either overtly or subtly, these influences are usually prevalent.