David Showalter was born in East Canton, Ohio in 1977. In 1996, he was awarded scholarships from the the Scholastic Art and Writing Awards and the National Foundation for Advancements in the Arts, as well as a Distinguished Merit Scholarship from The School of the Art Institute of Chicago to study painting and drawing. David then moved to Baltimore, Maryland in 2002 to work for New Arts Foundry applying patinas on bronze sculptures. Over the years, he's been involved in a wide variety of public and private projects, ranging from monument restoration to sculpting commissioned portrait reliefs. In addition to working in the bronze casting studio, David has exhibited work throughout the Mid-Atlantic. He is currently focusing on creating new sculptures and paintings to exhibit publicly.