David Wells

David Wellss

David Wells was born in 1977 into an artistic family.

He is an eclectic artist, having worked professionally as an actor, graphic artist, dancer, web designer, circus and street performer, musician, children’s entertainer and visual artist. He has exhibited extensively in Brisbane and the Sunshine and Gold Coasts, with work also appearing in shows, galleries and competitions in Sydney, Melbourne and Adelaide.

David Wells & the Duchesss

His work has been regularly published in international journals and featured on the cover of both “The Artists Magazine” and “The Pastel Journal.”


“I believe that a living person is more interesting than any artwork ever made; therefore everyone has a masterpiece waiting to be painted.”


Selected Awards

Works Incorporating the Human Form – 2007
Combined Brisbane Rotary Art Spectacular
Brisbane QLD

Over all Grand Champion – 2007
Art and the Body
Eumundi, QLD

Over all Grand Champion – 2007 and 2005
Noosa Country Show, Pomona, QLD

Finalist – 2008
25th Annual Art Show
The Artists Magazine, USA

Honourable Mention – 2009 and 2012
10th Annual International Pastel 100 Contest
The Pastel Journal, USA

Finalist – 2011
Agendo Exhibition and Award
Abbotsford Victoria

The Director’s Cut – 2011
The Blake Prize
Darlinghurst NSW

First Prize 2011
Gold Rush Art Prize
Gympie, Qld

First Prize – 2011
Portrait/Figures, Darcy Doyle Art Awards
Mudgeeraba QLD

Highly Commended – 2011
Landscape, DarcyDoyle Art Awards
Mudgeeraba QLD