David L. Leister has been drawing and painting since early childhood and he has produced and sold over four hundred paintings which are in private collections in the United States, Europe and the Middle East. He recently retired from a long career as an aeronautical engineer, throughout which he always found time to paint.
David is completely self-taught, except for advice given by his artist wife. His paintings have won awards in prestigious shows in Texas and Oklahoma. His chosen painting mediums are oil and watercolor.
David is an accomplished classical pianist and amateur musicologist. He enjoys listening to classical, folk, or Celtic music while he paints.