Wildlife Artist David Totten
David and Starry
Wildlife North Art Gallery
Totten received a B. A. degree from California State University at Los Angeles, and an M.S. degree in Geosciences from the University of Arizona. He has been an engineer, consulting geologist, and a college professor but in 1991 returned to his life-long love of painting to become a full-time artist.
His pastel paintings of wildlife have since received wide recognition for their unique detail, depth, and use of vivid colors. Totten often used his own recreational team of sled dogs as models for his well-known "sled dog art." He has been awarded numerous placements in the prestigious "Art Show at the Dog Show" competitions, and in 1995, 1997 and 1999 was selected to paint the official prints of the Yukon Quest International Sled Dog Race.
In 2000, he was honored to attend the "Reflections of Nature" wildlife art show in Fallbrook, California. Dave was chosen as the 2001-2002 Alaska Ducks Unlimited Artist of the Year.
Totten's home studio/gallery, Wildlife North Art, is open to the public year-round at Mile 10.5 Talkeetna Spur Rd. Talkeetna, Alaska.