When I was a kid I lived in Kenya and while there (probably because my dad was in his office at the typewriter everyday and because there was no TV in the house!) I wrote 2 novels, one about orphan children escaping from their orphanage and going on a fantastic adventure!
In 1973 I move back to L.A, became obsessed with television- shows like the CBS Children's Film Festival on Saturdays.
In Jr. High I started playing music (alto saxophone.) I also started playing dungeons and dragons and spending my summers at the beach. In high school I started a punk rock band called Entropy and when I was 25, after a personal loss, started painting.
In 2000, after attending a small very cool art school in Santa Monica called SMCDAA (part of Santa Monica Community College) where I actually sold my first art!, I took my work to the boardwalk on Venice Beach, a move most of my art teachers though was a bad idea! (Ask me who didn't.) That weekend I sold 3 paintings and I was hooked. I made a goal to sell 100 paintings before getting "serious" about the art world and on April 22 2004, I sold my 100th artwork. By then I'd realized I would never have a career in the L.A. art scene. But instead I had 4 years of amazing adventures, started donating art to The Venice Artwalk and having private shows- sun damage really made me need to get off the beach.
Between 2004-2012 I showed art in NYC and lived in Bali for 3 months and made art for a good friend's Pet Oracle card project.
I also got lots of local press! In 2012 I stopped updating my art resume but if you'd like a copy contact me.
I have also been writing for the last 10 years. Thank you Jack Grapes! I've also been making a graphic novel for the last 5 years that I plan to make into an animated TV show. I've written 8 seasons of episodic cartoons for this and as of July 2020, been editing the pilot.
In this store you will find:
Leggings with my art on them (before Covid-19 I was doing yoga 5x a week- a habit I find extremely helpful)
a link to purchase a Kids books I wrote in Kenya in 1972
Feel free to email me with any questions. Thanks for visiting! And since you did get this far use this coupon code SUMMER15 to take 15% off your first order and if you contact me and ask me what my favorite color is, I'll send you a code for 20% off. ;)
- David Hinnebusch
As for the art I'm selling here, feel free to call me 1-424-235-5338 and I can give you a virtual tour of available originals via email or text (mostly priced by age and whether they are on canvas or paper.)