David Fairrington Artist Biography

"An artist disturbs, upsets, enlightens,
and he opens ways for a better understanding..."

-Robert Henri, THE ART SPIRIT

Mr. Fairrington's portrait portfolio has been selected as one which officials in the Pentagon and government can select artist for their official portrait.

David is an Internationally known artist who grew up in Texas and graduated from Texas Tech University. After graduating, David served as an "Army Combat Artist" for the Dept. of the Army in Vietnam. The paintings he did are now in the U.S. Army Center of Military History in Washington D.C. and were recently shown on the CBS News Sunday Morning show.

After the military, David opened his own design studio, designing and executing over one hundred and fifty movie posters for such studios as Twentieth Century Fox, Warner Bros., Columbia Pictures, Universal Pictures, Sony and MGM Studios.

David was named a "Master Artist" by "International Artist" magazine and his portraits are in private and corporate collections. David paints corporate officers, business owners as well as families and children. Some of the people painted by David Fairrington are:

  • Arthur Ashe for John McInroe as seen in "Sports Illustrated" magazine
  • Police Chief William J. Bratton; California Senator Alan Loenthal; Candidate for Lt. Governor, Janice Hahn

He also paints portraits of celebrities. His most recent celebrity portraits are for ABC Television and the Disney Corp. that include the stars of "LOST", "DESPERATE HOUSEWIVES", "GRAY’S ANATOMY", "SCRUBS", "EXTREME MAKEOVER HOME" and "LEGEND OF THE SEEKER."

In the ballet world, David is known as the "Degas" of ballet painters.

Painting is a deep love and a way of life, it's what he does to find himself.

David is now teaching Art at the University of Redlands, Redlands, CA

For more information, contact David at: fairrington@verizon.net

Also available: Prints of David's work, contact the artist for more information.