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Digital artist David Cochran Featured at


Every month, American Frame, a web-based custom framing and art printing company in Maumee, OH, features the work of an artist from their online art gallery at This month we are pleased to honor digital painter David Cochran of Middletown, Delaware. Cochran was selected from over 10,000 artists and photographers. He produces exclusively digital art, using several types of specialty software, often focusing on innovative ways to depict light and experiment with chiaroscuro. The featured work, “Father Christmas,” offers up a cheery, nostalgic feel which represents one pole of Cochran's varied sensibility, balanced at the other end by works like “Robin Hood,” a moody folk piece and most recent addition to his American Frame Art Gallery. Prints available for sale at:

Maumee, OH (PRWEB) November 05, 2012

David Cochran is a current-day Renaissance artist, both literally and figuratively. Starting at the age of nine, he was compelled to draw things and spent his college years at the Philadelphia College of Art & Studio School of Art and Design. He left school with the goal of becoming a designer/illustrator and throughout his career has worked in publishing, medical illustration, broadcasting and industrial design. “I used to tell people I worked down the hall from dead people. I really worked as an artist in a bio-medical communications department on the same floor from where they did autopsies.”

As early as the 1980's Cochran was expanding from physical paints into a new realm: the digital age. He now works exclusively in digital and in 2005 began to focus exclusively on his fine art. “When I saw what you could do with digital pigments I couldn't believe the quality! People may assume it's easy, but the creativity, aesthetic sensibility and technical expertise are much the same as physical painting.”

An American Frame customer since the 1970's, Cochran found us while working as a custom framer after college. “I saw the quality of the frames and was overwhelmed at American Frames' low prices. The service is great too. I've called with technical questions about printing and talked to actual professional printing staff. That's really rare. The online courses and instructional videos are incredible and the selection of frames and mats is huge compared to other online art sources.”

Fascinated by the depiction of light, Cochran has sometimes been called, “the digital Rembrandt,” an apt sobriquet in view of his moodier pieces, such as the recent “Robin Hood,” a haunting exercise in chiaroscuro. But Cochran isn't limited by one style or subject, and his featured piece, “Father Christmas,” makes this flexibility obvious. With a bright, nostalgic air completed by drifting snowflakes and rosy cheeks, “Father Christmas” perfectly summons both memories of holidays past and hopes for future celebrations.

We framed “Father Christmas” with mellow tradition in mind. See the custom treatment on American Frame's blog. To view all of Cochran's work visit his online gallery.

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