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 illustrations 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.