David Cochran


David Cochran moved back to his hometown of Richmond in 2018, after maintaining a studio at The Torpedo Factory for 33 years in Alexandria Va. He now resides in the Fan where he has a studio in his house on Arthur Ashe Blvd.

He is well known for his music related paintings where he visually meanders around the interiors of a jazz club and focuses on the musicians, dancers, patrons and bartenders in all manner of unexpected social interactions.

He applies acrylic paint in layers using unorthodox tools such as cauliflower, the wrong side of a brush, fingernails, used rags and discarded worn out brushes combined with occasional traditional applications. He won 1st Place in his first Juried All-Media Show at Crossroads Art Center (Jan 2019).

Dave is also a highly sought after portrait painter in a 20 year series called "A Different Kind of Family Portrait" where he has included up to 38 portraits in one painting. His patrons include Congressmen, Virginia's Governor, the Founder and CEO of Ritz Carlton and the owner of LA Dodgers. He is the featured artist in the 2019 November issue of Richmond HOME.

His paintings are in many collections including Philip Morris, Ethyl Corp, The Federal Reserve and Chrysler Museum. He graduated from VCU with a BFA in Painting and Printmaking in 1976 and received a 2 year grant from the National Endowment of the Arts to be Artist in Residence for York County Va in 1978-79.


201 S Arthur Ashe Blvd
Richmond VA 23220

Studio:     703/684-7855