Artist bio

A graduate of Paier College of Art in Hamden, CT., David's past freelance experience has included projects for Reader's Digest, Concordia Publishing House, DC Cook, Presbyterian Publishing Corporation, Publications International, and several others. David also is in full-time ministry (which has enhanced a love for biblical subject matter in his artwork), and pastors a growing congregation in Charlestown, NH along with Cindy, his wife and fellow artist. Both David and Cindy are currently working on children's book projects.


He Shouldn't Have Cursed God!



Artist Statement

Biblical stories have always been a favorite of mine to paint. I wanted to portray this well known subject of David's defeat of Goliath in a whimsical, and colorful manner that hopefully evokes questions from viewers young and old alike.

The artwork submitted is the first of a series of paintings I am creating with the hope to have published as a children's book.

BTW, did you count the toes?

How it fits into contest

David's battle with, and subsequent defeat of Goliath, is one of Scripture's premier "types" of spiritual warfare, and the promised victory we have in Christ.

So many object lessons are evident within the story that relate to the Ephesians passage.

For instance, Saul’s armor, descriptive of our own efforts and fleshly endeavors, failed. God’s armor, symbolized by David’s personal relationship and faith in God, prevailed.

And as a type of the evil one, Goliath’s “scheme” to bring fear and reproach to the children of Israel, was no match for this shepherd boy who would be king.


David Grasso (solo artist on project)

How to Purchase this Artwork

Submitted painting is an original work in acrylic on canvas, and fine art prints are available for sale. Please contact artist directly for purchasing.

Other Goods & Services Available from this Artist

Artist is available to discuss direct commissions, publishing projects, workshops, or to answer questions relating to his work.

Submit Your Artwork Today!

Curious? Interested in submitting artwork to our contest? Know someone who might be? Through April 14th, 2022, the Engage Art Contest is open to the whole world! Get your foot in the door by claiming your Artist Page now!