David Berger is an artist who loves the freedom and immediacy of brush and ink. The play between the natural world and inner realities is a constant source of inspiration. Birds, flowers, landscape and abstractions are among his sumi themes, but he also delights in frogs and figures.
He loves to draw and always takes a pen and paper on his annual hikes to the backcountry. David sometimes collages and builds his artworks with found objects into three-dimensional assemblages. David also is an artist working in contemporary idioms, and has shown at the Port Angeles Fine Arts Center’s outdoor sculpture garden. A collector once said of his work, it elevates the spiritual feeling in the house.
After arriving in the Northwest in 1976 he became director of a Pioneer Square art gallery and founded a radio theater troupe. Later he became art critic at the Seattle Times, and then a freelance writer and real estate investor. More recently he was director of a botanical garden, and currently works as communications manager for the Friends of Dunhuang/Dunhuang Foundation, supporting a world heritage site on the Silk Road in northwest China.