Artist Bio: David Plambeck, 62, who paints under the nom de plume “durkART®". He has been creating since he moved to Central Florida in 1999 from Chicago, Illinois.. He had a very successful career in management in the retail environment. He worked for Illinois Bell then AT&T at their Phone Center Stores for over 15 years until they closed all their stores. He also worked for PrimeCo Cellular. In 1999, along with his partner, made a move down to Orlando Florida. Realizing the wage inequality (of the 2 cities) and the very high cost of healthcare ( he was the many that had to cut his meds in 1/2 for them to last longer - to the dismay of his doctor.) He started to take art classes and market his creations. He was schooled at the Beardall Community Center, Crealde Art Center and Maitland Art Center. He is an artist forever learning. His Goal, to create Happy and Upbeat imagery. He truly has been effected by by the economic policy of the times - trickle down economics, where workers wages and benefits have been cut and the middle class once thriving is now struggling : Through his artworks and by his marketing and sales of his artworks buoyed him out of financial collapse - Truly an artist of the times. His website; https://www.durkart.net . His Facebook : https://www.facebook.com/durkartdesigns/ His Twitter : https://twitter.com/durkart . He's been in several galleries in the Orlando area and has an international following. To vend his creations he rents a space at Wildwood Antique's, an antique store in Eustis Florida and he named his space "Gifts and That" - check out in back, the huge disco ball marking his space : Location 349 Plaza Dr, Eustis, FL 32726. There You could acquire his artworks, antiques and collectables. Stop on by, and acquire a bargain. Just another way from his many years of retail to market himself, and to earn some extra income in these difficult times we reside.
Growing up, durkART® always wanted to be around people having a good time. If he could turn back time he would love being in the late 70's, in the alternative dance bars in Chicago, Key West, San Francisco. That's where the people met. ,and came to have a good time, to laugh, to dance the night away. That positive energy - The music - The lights - The sense of community: He looks back on those days, his cares were few. It was, (or it seemed) to be a more peaceful time. That's his goal of his artwork, carefree, light, harmonious, music to the eyes, create full of life creations. Disco music of that era is his muse. During those times there was also an undertone of sexual expressionism, which is also apparent in some of his artwork. He wants to explore, using dance music of that era, to splash canvas with happy colors, and see what emerges - "That manic energy" - that's what durkART® is ALL about.