David Welling is a writer, artist, and graphic designer. He always has been.
This is one of his early attempts at words and images to tell a story. His efforts improved with practice.
Art has always been a motivating force, and he chose that as a career path in the commercial field while spending his spare time creating his own work for sale at art shows and conventions. He has worked in most every medium — oil, acrylic, pencil, pastel, and charcoal — but favored multimedia, primarily a combination of gouache, watercolor, and Prismacolor pencil. David has been a member of the Art Director's Club of Houston (ADCH), and served on the board for the Houston Society of Illustrators (HSI).
At the same time, David continued to write, one page after another, and advancing with the technology. He began with a pen and notebook, moving on to a small typewriter, IBM Selectric, and then his first Mac. He currently loves to write on an iPad.
His lifelong interest in movies (and the places that show them) led to the writing of Cinema Houston, which was published by the University of Texas Press in 2007, and included sixteen years of research. He maintains a companion website, cinemahouston.net, along with a monthly blog on film, theatres, and preservation. Cinema Houston is the recipient of the 2008 Julia Ideson Award from the Friends of the Texas Room, and the Society of Architectural Historians' 2009 Antoinette Forrester Downing Award.
Following The publication of Cinema Houston, David returned to fiction, developing a number of short stories and novels, and including a series based on the life of the fictitious film director F.O. Steiner. He is a member of the Houston Writers Guild and has been involved with the Writers’ League of Texas.
David was born in Houston, Texas and continues to live there in the hundred-degree summer heat with his wife, children, and Cavalier Spaniel.
His companion blog is davidwelling.wordpress.com.