David Painter is a Northeast Ohio poet and photographer. His aim is to
capture his point of view on the world through nature, culture, architecture
Dave's love for photography began in the 1970s with the purchase of his first
Minolta SLR camera. Through his keen eye, Dave became a member of the
Cleveland Photographic Society and the Chagrin Valley Photography Guild.
For the last decade, Dave has added poetry to his creative repertoire. Ex-
panding his interests to the human condition, fiction and history; his favorite
era being the Civil War. Much of Dave's poetry is inspired by his photography; the perfect marriage of his two passions.
Dave is a member of many poetry groups including Allegory Alley, Scribbles
Writing Organization, Poems and Unpoems, Writers Writing Poems and Out
of Your Write Mind. Additionally, he is active in The Pixel Photography Club
and the local historical society.
Dave was born and raised in Charleston, W.V. but has made the Greater
Cleveland area his home for the past fifty years. He is married with two kids.