Copyright 2013. David Gnass Illustration. All rights reserved.



I was born in St. Catharines, Ontario, Canada with an early zeal for drawing. 

I soon discovered in school that handing in a drawing along with a writing assignment made the teacher happy and aided in my overall mark on the assignment. The need to express myself artistically was there throughout my teens where I ventured into cartooning and fantasy illustration. In my adult years I started to explore oil paints which lead me to leaving my day job and focusing my time entirely on painting. However, there was always this desire return to the drawings I did when I was younger. 


After meeting the love of my life Azza, and moving to Kingston, Ontario, I had to set painting  aside to be a dad to our new daughter April. It was during this time that I rediscovered my love for illustration -- especially children's book illustration.  


Behind it all is my Lord Jesus who gave me the ability,desire, and humility to keep at it.