(pronounced 'b-YOOR-strum') was born in Minnesota but for most of his life has
lived in Oregon where he now makes his home in Ashland, in the southwest corner
of the state. Working exclusively in graphite pencil, he is well known
nationally for his imaginative landscapes ands highly detailed renderings of
cowboys, horses, and the American West.
Since first inspired to paint and draw after seeing the work of established western artists while in junior high school in Klamath Falls. Oregon, he has spent over twenty years capturing the spirit of western American people and places. After early explorations in watercolor and oils, he came to settle on working only in pencil, an uncommon medium that has only recently become popular.
His work is now recognized as among the very best and most innovative of western art in pencil. He has earned many awards in some of the West's most prestigious art shows, including the C.M.Russel Auction of Original Western Art, the Death Valley 49r's Art Show, and the National Finals Rodeo, David Bjurstrom drawings and limited edition prints can be found in private collections throughout the United States and Canada, as well as Europe and Asia.
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