David Monette was born in Indianola, Mississippi in 1943. He is a self taught artist whose interest in Fine Arts started when he was a child, somewhere around 10 years old. Over the course of his life he has created numerous still life, portrait and landscape paintings. As a young artist he used watercolors, gouaches and pastels. He started to paint with Oil in 1969. David’s first exhibition was at Carmelita Art Gallery in west Los Angeles, 1970.
David moved to Portugal in Europe in 1972 before moving to the “White Island” Ibiza, Spain. Ibiza became his new home base, where he became a notorious artist.
During this period he developed a passion for all the beauty that the island inspired and transcribed it into beautiful artwork. David’s style as he callsl “Open Windowism” is a dimension of Contemporary Realism (and Surrealism) like looking through an open window... also described as an illusion that let you see and feel the atmosphere of motion.
Private collectors from around the world, mostly from Europe have bought his paintings. It is now time to let David Monette rise and shine and let the land of his birth know this absolutely mind blowing artist.