Award-winning artist Dave Paulley has created an enviable reputation for his extremely detailed and accurate paintings of cowboy and western subject, air and sea travel in Hawaii and Polynesia, and the glory and reality of flight.
Born and raised in Osage, Wyoming, a small community in the foothills of the Black Hills, Dave served in the United States Navy with Air Transport Squadron Five (VR-5) during the Korean War. He began painting professionally in 1968.
Over the years, Dave has created a large portfolio of aviation and western oil paintings as well as images combining both subjects, and compelling landscapes and seascapes. In the 1980's the artist created thirty-six major paintings of Wyoming historical events that form a special collection at the Wyoming State Historical Society in Cheyenne, Wyoming.
Dave has won numerous awards for his work, including top honors at AirVenture in Oshkosh, Wisconsin, the largest air show in the world. His paintings have been exhibited at the Naval Aviation Museum in Pensacola, Florida, and are collected here and abroad.