Dave Vincent is an Artist who currently lives on Vancouver Island, BC, Canada. Dave has been creating motorcycle related art since 1985. Beginning his career as an airbrush artist in a very competitive motorcycle industry, he has worked for various motorcycle dealerships and independant motorcycle shops that included companies such as Yamaha, Kawasaki, and Harley Davidson. Dave Vincent graduated from International Correspondence Schools of Montreal Quebec with a Motorcycle Repair Diploma in 1986 (The penny matchbook cover course). Dave went on to study at N.A.I.T Fairview College, Northern Campus and graduated with certification in 1989 as a motorcycle technician. Dave Vincent has worked with some of the finest motorcycle technicians in Western Canada and owes many an opportunity and success to the following people:
and last but not least, his undying respect and admiration for
"Moses" Jackson Orr
Dave went on to develop his fine art portfolio while apprenticing as a welder and mechanic, building motorcycles and fire engines. He worked his way across Alberta and British Columbia, Canada until he ran out of road in Vancouver B.C. where his growing portfolio gained him entrance into Emily Carr University of Art and Design. There he studied a variety of disciplines while pushing his boundries yet graduating with a degree in Fine Arts in 2002.
Dave Vincent currently resides with his partner Gail and works independantly within his home studio/shop on the West Coast. His work is a constant examination of his technical and artistic skills, through which he recognizes the necessity for struggle in order to achieve success through the eventual building on and rising above challenges as very important steps in developing ones abilities and realizing an often successful journey to the final product...
Dave Vincent is not a motorcycle mechanic.
Many thanks to National Artist Sandra Semchuk for the "Seed"
and Writer Professor Kearnon Kanne for her strength and knowledge.
1977 KZ 650 Daily Rider