David Wadsworth is an emerging local artist who grew up in Pittsburgh’s South Hills. An educator himself, Wadsworth’s artistic and professional life was impacted by a powerful lesson; that the experiences that bring you joy can be a clue to identifying your unique, God-given strengths and purpose. Having just discovered his passion for painting in 2007 Wadsworth paints almost daily, finding new challenges and rewards with each work. His paintings feature cityscapes and landscapes, many of which are scenes from his surrounding community of Pittsburgh. Using oil paints and an impressionistic style Wadsworth emphasizes qualities of the subject through bold contrasts and simplification. Many works lean toward the semi-abstract and feature the relationship between architectural and natural elements. In addition to being inspired by his city and other artists, Wadsworth’s art is greatly influenced by his full-time job. He and his wife Kate work at a local rescue mission assisting those seeking recovery from addiction and homelessness. It’s an incredible blessing to be part of these amazing individuals’ lives as they strive to rediscover their own joys and live out their purpose. Wadsworth has participated in local art workshops and enjoys the challenge of commissions. His work has been part of local exhibitions and can be seen in area businesses.