About Dave Otto

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I am a freelance artist currently based in Seattle, WA. My paintings are narrative, often surreal and expressive illustrations, many of which feature animals engaged in activities that comment subjectively about human issues. Professional work includes both private and corporate commissions.

I acquired my BFA in Illustration from California College of the Arts in 2002, and was awarded the honor of High Distinction. I enjoy the guitar, cycling, reading, city culture, seeing new places, and most recently constructing a tiny home in a cargo van.

Moline, IL is home v 1.0, and at one point or another have called each of the following home v 2.0, 3.0, etc: San Francisco, Los Angeles, San Diego, Seattle, New York City, Chicago, and Osaka and Kobe, Japan.