About David michael Slonim

With over 30 years as a professional artist, David’s work is represented by galleries in New York, The Hamptons, Boston, Jackson Hole, Scottsdale, Chicago, and Indianapolis. His paintings have been featured in American Art Collector, Western Art & Architecture, SouthwestArt, US Art, Big Sky Journal, and Indianapolis Monthly.

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David is a prolific children’s author and illustrator, recognized by The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Publishers Weekly, Communication Arts, among many others.

David has created images for many corporate clients, including IBM, T.G.I.Fridays, UPS, BusinessWeek, Tony’s Frozen Pizza, and Wrigley’s.

His publishers include Simon & Schuster, Candlewick Press, Chronicle Books, Hyperion, Amazon Publishing, Harry N. Abrams, and Harper Collins.

"one of the Best Presentations

we’ve ever had.”

- North Dakota Library Association


  • Harmony is achieved through humility, mutual respect, and compromise

  • Priorities should align with a BIG IDEA

  • Relationships require responsive communication

  • Fear and self-doubt are regular companions on the path to success

  • Failure is not an option — it is essential to growth

  • Risk-Taking fuels innovation

  • Good work grows in a supportive community

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“An engaging, entertaining and enthusiastic speaker.”

- Janet Brewer, Anderson University

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Over 25 years of experience connecting with audiences

Partial List of Host Organizations:

north dakota library association

Indiana University East

ball state university

Richmond Art Museum, Richmond, IN

midwest writers conference, Ball state university

york childrens literature conference, anderson university

mazza museum fall conference, university of findlay, OH

mazza museum summer conference, university of findlay, OH

ashland university, ashland, OH

indiana library federation annual conference

detroit college of art & design

rotary club of madison county, IN

carmel gallery association

indiana plein air painters association

Hancock county watercolor society

henry county watercolor society

christ community church, carmel, in

anderson museum of art, anderson, IN

madison county teachers association summer conference, in

ohio school for the deaf, columbus, oh

Madison county art association, In

Asilomar Reading Conference, Pacific Grove, CA


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“An engaging, entertaining and enthusiastic speaker.”

- Janet Brewer, Anderson University

Personal Info

After earning a Bachelor of Fine Arts from Rhode Island School of Design in 1988, David married his high school sweetheart.

He and Bonnie have four adult children and three grandchildren. They live in central Indiana.