David J. Hansel

“The voice of the sea, speaks to my soul.”

This quote could perfectly decide what has truly drove David to the beach so many times during his life. “There's a peace and tranquility that seems to wash the soul of all cares. Seeing its vastness puts life's issues in divine perspective.”

David is a self taught artist starting at age 5yrs old, he graduated from drawing to painting quickly. The beach and all that it encompasses gives him inspiration. His work captures the vivid colors and material aspects of beach life. Each unique piece reminds us of what we love about the beach. The ocean waves, trees, sea-life, surfboards, and bicycles tell the story of our experiences here. David loves to interact with the people and often customizes pieces to fit their unique story and desires. He has work in many private collections including the White House.


David's body of work includes canvas art, reclaimed-wood beach art, Christmas ornaments, tie-dye, driftwood art, murals, and furniture. He has painted guitars, surfboards and many unique “canvases,” David also teaches art classes in various mediums including acrylics and tie-dye.

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Gulf Place in Santa Rosa Beach