David Shevlino studied painting and drawing at the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts in Philadelphia and at the Art Students League in New York City. He received a bachelor of fine arts from the University of Pennsylvania in 1992. He is a member of the Philadelphia Sketch club, and his work is part of many corporate collections. When he is not painting in his Delaware studio, he is teaching workshops throughout the east coast.
Shevlino has exhibited his paintings nationally in solo and group exhibitions in galleries in New York, Massachusetts, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, California, Colorado, Florida, Washington D.C., Georgia, Maine, and North Carolina. He has also won multiple awards and honors including: Delaware Division of the Arts, Individual Fellowship, Fellowship of the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts Award,Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation, NEA Regional Fellowship, Baltimore, MD, New Jersey State Council on the Arts Fellowship, Golden Anniversary National Art Competition, American Artist Magazine, New York, NY.
"My exposure to art began as a teenager growing up in NJ near NYC. I began making trips to art museums in NYC when I was 15 and developed a love of traditional figurative painting. As a youth I found myself especially drawn to the old masters. It wasn't until much later that I became interested in modern art. Those early trips to the museum instilled in me a love of craft and a sense of where painting comes from. Art is like a language to me; it gives me a means of expressing the way I perceive the world around me. What I love about painting is that it has no boundaries, I can do anything I want with it."