David O'Dell

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David O'Dell

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About the Artist

David O’Dell is a native of Indianapolis, Indiana. He studied architecture and commercial art and graduated with a B. S. in Art from Ball State University.

He received an MA in Printmaking from Wayne State University.


He designed and hand printed silkscreen posters for a variety of recording artists including: The Rolling Stones, Carlos Santana, James Taylor, John Lennon, Cheap Trick, Phoebe Snow and Diana Ross to name just a few.


While living in Minneapolis he designed and printed posters for: Orchestra Hall,

The Ordway, The Junior League, The Minneapolis Parks Department and many others. His limited editions and paintings were exhibited at Elayne Galleries and the Lindberg Carlson Gallery.


David designed and built a house for his sister in McGrath Alaska and his own home in St. Charles Missouri.


As Graphics Manager for St. Charles Community College in Missouri he won numerous awards including three national 1st place Paragon awards for his 4-color poster and logotype designs.


Relocating to Lake Orion, Michigan in 1998 David became a senior graphic designer for Kmart Corporation working in the Apparel, Technical Design and Package Design areas. He also taught Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop for Graphic Design and Fashion Design at the International Academy of Design and Technology in Troy, Michigan.


A national award winner in photography he toured Tanzania and photographed African wildlife  and a Masai tribe in their village in the Ngora Ngora crater, visited Lake Manyara,

Momela and  captured the Serengeti game preserve from a hot-air balloon.


A master printmaker he creates limited editions of various subjects including:

People,  Places, Technology, Abstracts and Indy 500 cars.

(His father was the official photographer for the race in the 1950's),

Some of these editions can take months to print.


If  You would like to see how screen prints are made click here.

David and his wife Sue retired in 2016 and moved 'back home' to Fishers, Indiana where he has set up his studio and devotes his time entirely to creating fine art.


“My goal is to create art that makes you stop and look at things from a new and different perspective that is fun and entertaining.”