Spirit Art Studio


David Gallegos
73-4613 Kukuki St., #B
Kailua-Kona, Hawaii 96740

(808) 965-0747
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Spirit Art Studios
15-2777 Ahi Street
Pahoa, Hi. 96778



The New York Times
“What’s doing in Berkeley Museums. The IFRAA International Competition Features Work by American Indian Artists Charleene Touchette and David Gallegos” Through January 4 at the Judah L. Magnes Museum, Sunday, November 9, 1986


Reno Gazette Journal (Reno, Nevada)
“Gallegos Returns to Paint Nevada with Exuberance”

Las Vegas Review-Journal (Las Vegas, Nevada)
‚ÄúDavid Gallegos Shows Vegas With Impact at First Glance. He Captures the Beauty of Vegas That is History”


Berkeley Monthly (Berkeley, California)
“Bay Area Artist and Environmental David Gallegos Portrays the Beauty of Nature in Order to Save It.”

Pacific Sun (Mill Valley)
“Contemporary Spiritual Themes” by Roberts Floden, “Nature is the religion of the American Indian. Gallegos has always painted nature…All of his work comes from the memory of the emotion that it evokes.” Week of December 12-18, 1986

The Daily Californian (Berkeley)
“New Images of Faith at the Judah L. Magnes Museum”
By Lisa Gramlich, December 12, 1986

East Bay Arts Magazine (Oakland)
“On Exhibit” by Chiori Santiago
“David Gallegos, Charlene Touchette are the American Indian Artist on Exhibit at the Judah L. Magnes Museum,” November 1986

The Northern California Jewish Bulletin
“Magnes Opens Three Shows” by Earl Raab, October 10, 1986

WestArt (Auburn)
“Contemporary Religious Art Competition Range from Spiritual Paintings by
David Gallegos to Altar of All Faiths by Lois Anderson.” October 10, 1986

The San Francisco Examiner
“Bay Area Artists Find Inspiration in Their Backyard” by Al Morch
“What interested me were works by emerging artists, especially those who transform the mundane into magic. Among them I discovered the twilight divided highways of David Gallegos.” Saturday, July 5, 1986

The San Francisco Chronicle, Image Magazine
“Canvassing the Local Scene – 100 Bay Area Artists Paint the Local Scene, Hall of Flowers, July 5 – July 13, 1986

Marin Messenger (Mill Valley)
“A Reverence for Nature, David Gallegos Exhibits in Mill Valley” by Amy Rosenthal Cohn Photo – David Gallegos and his pug in front of painting,
September 12, 1984

West Art (Auburn)
“David Gallegos has Art for Peach Exhibit at the Redding Museum and Art Center, Redding, California”
Photo – No Defense against Nuclear Weapons – Chicago Night 198?
Lithograph – Flamingo Club by David Gallegos, September 18, 1983

The San Francisco Chronicle/Art
“The Mask Power and Pageantry” by Thomas Albright
“The likeness and feeling of animation of Gallegos’ pug sculptures was so striking I began to wonder about the authenticity of the faces of at least the first half dozen people I passed afterward.” September 15, 1983

The San Francisco Chronicle, Date book – Art Museums
“Gallegos’ Sky’ is the “Transitions’ Show at the Mexican Museum Fort Mason”
Photo – Sky Series #12, July 30, 1983

Oakland Tribune
San Mateo Times Art Section
“Ambience of the Studio, David Galleys at Marshall Meyers Gallery San Francisco”
Photo – The Windmill Club by David Gallegos, December 16, 1981

“A Study in Contrasts at Valley Art” Photo – Ray’s Corner
Crockett Series by David Gallegos, “Gallegos classical work evokes calm…His work might fit a new American luminist mold…like his forbears, he points form in terms of the light that hits it…Gallegos inspires tranquillity.” October 9, 1980

Contra Costa Time
“Reception Preview Opens Exhibit” Photo C & H Factory
Crockett Series by David Gallegos, September 3, 1980

Artweek (Richmond)
“The Watercolor Tradition and Fancy” by Cathy Curtis, “This artist pursues a clearly articulated vision. Gallegos’ Crockett Series has the crispness of objects seen in clear air and extremely bright light. His approach seems to be based on subtle transformations of basic forms perceived in a specific atmosphere – a series exploration of the workings of realism.” October 20, 1979, #34

Contra Costs Times, Sunday Magazine
“Six Aspiring Watercolorists by Cathy Curtis, “Light and air are Gallegos’ true subjects…One painting is of a stretch of highway covered with a thin film of water. It makes you realize the rewards of close, selective observation.” October 14, 1979

The San Francisco Chronicle
“Yearly Exhibit Getting Better – Introductions 78” by Thomas Albright, July 11, 1978

Commission Testimonial

The piece is absolutely stunning, and we LOVE it!...[it] has to be one of the most magnificent wood burned oil paintings…The piece has a richness, while also a purity and simplicity and harmony, that is just amazingly.

We totally love the painting, David, and thank you so much for creating it for us. You couldn’t have realized more perfectly our vision of the piece we hoped for. And of course it arrived in perfect condition thanks to your amazingly expert packing.

Collector's Comments

Dear Crystal & David,
Aloha! The sculpture arrived today , and he is even more beautiful than we remembered! Thank you so much for the meticulous care in packaging/shipping, and for getting “Odysseus” off to us so quickly.
Mahalo nui loa,
Holly & Bruce

Collector's Comments

David & Crystal,
The painting arrived in perfect condition and is now hanging in our living room bringing us a little closer to the islands each day. It is absolutely beautiful! Thanks again, much aloha,
Michael and Janet

Collector's Comments

Who would have thought Google helped me find you and the print. Thank you so very much. You have no idea how this has touched me! God Bless Both of you! And thank you for all of the extras.