David Newman is an American artist documenting innovators in Silicon Valley with fine art portraits painted from life on iPad. Artist-in-Residence for Founder Labs, Startup Weekends in SF & NYC, Google Campout & iOSDevCamp. Painted with CG, including Mac, since the early 80's. As a courtroom artist (UPI), covered famous trials in the 70's. For artist-in-residence programs, sponsorships & commissions: 1-415/336-1849.

Monday, July 28, 2014

iPad Portrait of Karolina Zapolska in Red

iPad Portrait of Photographer and Videographer Karolina Zapolska in Red

Painted from life in ArtRage.

Thank you, Karolina.


Tuesday, June 03, 2014

San Francisco Apple Store Event: Bay Area artist David Newman talks about his iPad portraits Wed 6/4, 7 p.m.

iPad Portrait of
Photographer & Videographer
Karolina Zapolska
Painted from life May 2014

Longtime Bay Area artist David Newman talks about his iPad portraits of Silicon Valley innovators and shares his creative process.

Former courtroom artist David Newman put his figurative arts training to use sketching prominent trials in San Francisco in the 1970s. 

Now an artist-in-residence in Silicon Valley, David has crafted more than 160 iPad portraits of Silicon Valley innovators.  Join David as he highlights his work, showcases his preferred workflow with SketchBook Pro and ArtRage, and demonstrates the beginning of an iPad portrait.

Please RSVP at the Apple Store site; it is not enough to join the event on Facebook.

Tuesday, May 27, 2014

iPad Portrait of Karolina Zapolska, photographer and videographer

Painted from life on iPad Air with ArtRage and Sketchbook Pro. 
Thank you, Karolina.
Thank you, Beata.

Monday, May 05, 2014

Video: David Newman Painting Howard Rheingold at Work in his Garden Office

This video documents what I saw as I painted Howard Rheingold working on his book 'Net Smart' two months after the iPad shipped.  This animation shows how I painted Howard's portrait from life that day.

Monday, March 31, 2014

DNSF iPad Portraits to be Presented in Dallas April 5, 2014




David Newman's iPad portrait prints now on view at Gables Park 17 by appointment

Dallas, TX - April 2, 2014

San Francisco artist David Newman will present selected works from his iPad Portraits of Innovators in Dallas Saturday April 5th at Gables Park 17's inaugural Intimate Evening of Art. The event, which runs from 6 p.m. to 9:30 p.m., will feature seven artists presenting artwork in varied media.

Newman will present selections of his works from ink to iPad created in the Bay Area Figurative tradition, and will paint new digital portraits from life during the event.

Prints of Newman’s iPad portraits of Apple Co-founder Steve Wozniak, Karolina Tekiela, Jana Lazárková, and Eric Wolfram, all hand-painted from life, are now on view by appointment.

Newman, who studied at the legendary UC Davis art department and at UC Berkeley, covered historic trials as a courtroom artist in the San Francisco Bay Area in the 1970’s. In 1982, he painted his first digital portraits from life on the pioneering Via Video System One. In 2006, he began a series of ink-on-paper portraits of Silicon Valley innovators. Since 2010, he has used iPad as his preferred medium to hand-paint more than 150 portraits of innovators from life. Newman has painted entrepreneurs and developers at Google HQ, Le Web and Le Camping in Paris, Microsoft, NASA, PayPal HQ, Stanford University, Twitter HQ, Yahoo HQ, and other high-tech venues.

Newman's iPad Portraits shown at Gables Park 17 can be seen here on Flickr.
Newman's complete set of iPad Portraits can be seen here on Flickr.

Gables Park 17
Gables Park 17 is Uptown's most prestigious high-rise apartment community, and Dallas' newest LEED Silver certified building. The community is located in the epicenter of Dallas chic, at the corner of McKinney Avenue and Akard - one of Dallas' most sought after addresses.

The prints can be seen by appointment at:

Gables Park 17
1700 Cedar Springs Rd, Dallas, TX 75202


For information and images, contact:

David Newman
email: portraits (at) dnsf (d0t) com