Davide Piubeni was born in Sarezzo, near the city of Brescia in Northern Italy.
He graduated from the Accademia delle Belle Arti di Brera, Milan, in 1994. His artistic career had its beginnings in Brazil, where he produced very large biblical scenes for the church of Viseu, later for the cathedral of Bragança and San Vicent of Paul, in Belem du Para.
On his return to Italy in 1995, he had two solo shows, in Brescia and Milan, depicting biblical scenes from the Old Testament. As the result of very favorable reviews, several dioceses in major Italian cities commissioned him to create new works for their walls.
Until 1998, Davide's paintings were done strictly in the studio, but that year he met a fellow artist who convinced him to become a plein air painter. He traveled throughout Western Europe where he would paint street scenes and would sell his work right from the spot where he painted them.
In Spain he met another artist who had painted in Los Angeles, but his finances only permitted him to go as far as Miami. There his sales improved enough to allow him to travel to Australia, where he continued to paint and sell on the streets of Sidney. He returned to Miami, where the demand for his work bloomed and he received numerous commissions by owners to paint their homes. He also exhibited at the Coral Gables Art Center gallery.
Later, he went to Guatemala to travel around the country, painting from his easel mountains, lakes, beaches, portraits and cities. At the end of that trip, he did a solo show at the Italian Cultural Center in Guatemala city.
He finally came to Southern California in 2000 on a 3-month visa, which required him to leave the country periodically until the sponsorship by a local gallery in 2003 granted him permanent status in the U.S. at which time he settled in Culver City. Being centrally located, he had easy access to all parts of the Los Angeles area where he avidly painted.
Through the fortuitous association with another artist, in 2004 Davide was introduced to the Beach Cities. The same year he was married to Veronica and they are now the proud parents of three children.
Davide and his easel have become a familiar sight on our street corners and along the Strand, from Playa del Rey to Palos Verdes. His small gallery at the corner of Highland and 39th in Manhattan Beach until 2009 was also an eye-catcher when driving into town from the north. Now he is now living in Culver City.
Downtown Culver City 55x24 acrylic on canvas
Huntington Beach 46X29 acrylic on canvas
Hollywood Boulevard 46X29 acrylic on canvas
Manhattan Beach 55X24 acrylic on canvas
Market Street San Francisco 46x29 acrylic on canvas
Paso Robles 48x32 enamel on canvas
Point Fermin 27x62 acrylic on canvas
Washington Blvd Venice Beach 55x24 acrylic on canvas