Back Alley Visual Artists: David Akselrod

David Akselrod

Artist Statement

My art is collection of ink and watercolour artworks that are illustrative, whimsical and vibrantly colourful. The work reflects upon a world that is full of excitement, danger and youthful spirit. I find inspiration from my daily life performing as a musician and a busker or painting at a studio space in town.

I am a dedicated illustrator. I enjoy the long process of drawing, sketching and capturing emotion or personality on my slate. Through the method of ink and watercolour, I am able to express myself with free moving lines layered with a colourful meld of brushed strokes. Each painting becomes a fascinating memory or a small humorous narrative that invites and welcomes the viewer in.


David Akselrod is a Vancouver based artist, animator and musician. David graduated from Emily Carr Institute of Art, Design and Media in 2007, earning a Bachelor of Media Arts. David's art draws upon themes of childhood memories, dreams and his musical experiences.

After graduating, David had his animated short film 'Malaise' screened at various film festivals in the U.S. and South Africa, performing as a guitarist and working on book and CD cover illustration

David's Website

Featured Artwork

First to Dance

Critical Mass

The Gathering

Holly Grail

The Money Grabber