David Anderle
Artist Bio

During his lengthy and successful career in the West Coast contemporary music scene of the 1960s through the end of the 1990s, David Anderle continually perused his passion for painting. “Though I always thought I would quit and paint, and in fact took a number of jobs just to make money to keep painting,” he says, “I started producing and fell in love with working with musicians.” Anderle was A&R for Elektra Records, as well as Director of Talent Development, V.P. of Film Music and Senior V.P. of A&R for A&M Records. He worked with such well-known artists as Brian Wilson, Frank Zappa, The Doors, Leon Russell and Sheryl Crowe and produced albums for Judy Collins, Rita Coolidge, Kris Kristofferson, Chris DeBurgh, The Circle Jerks and many others. He produced the soundtracks for seminal 80s teen movies The Breakfast Club and Pretty in Pink. In 2007 his passion for painting was fully realized with his first gallery show and monograph, David Anderle: Better Late Then Never for Billy Shire Fine Arts.

While portraiture was the predominate subject of Anderle’s brush, he has shifted his focus for his new body of work. “In terms of subject matter, I now find myself wanting to move from painting people to painting places. I want to paint places and locations that have histories and stories and secrets and mysteries...that are alone or abandoned or closed, solitary, lonely, quiet… places that are tattered or tarted up…with an emphasis on capturing the ever changing landscape of things Angeleno” states Anderle whose paintings feature a graceful line and vibrant fields of color.