If you’ve never been to a performance by¬†David Garibaldi, don’t walk, run to your next chance to attend one. David is a performance painter who not only transforms a large, blank canvas into a work of art right before the very eyes of his audience, but he does it all set to music while narrating the experience and bringing his audience along for the ride in a total multi-sensory way. Once you’ve given yourself the great gift of being one of his audience members, you will never forget it – your eyes won’t let you, your ears won’t let you, your entire body won’t let you. Such is the result of a totally immersive and unique experience like the one Mr. Garibaldi has to offer.

Like many of the great stories of artists with successful careers, David’s own story definitely did not start out easy. To the contrary, he began as a graffiti artist painting on illegal surfaces. There was a period of near homelessness too. And, as he tells it, he then spent some time living in his parents’ garage, all in the pursuit of following his passion: painting. And, for David, this is clearly a pursuit that has paid off in spades.

For all those people in the world who suffer from the belief that all true artists are of the starving variety, keep in mind that David Garibaldi’s net worth is now estimated at over $2M dollars. Yes, two million. Dollars. Not that money is the only measure of success, because it certainly is not. There is also the less measurable but not one bit less profound amount of delight and joy and passion he brings to and shares with the people who show up to watch him paint and listen to him talk. He is repaid for this by the crowds who come to cheer, laugh, smile, dance in the aisles, and then stick around to meet him in person after the show. Why? So they can thank him for sharing his time and passion and grace with them and in such a raucous, personal and exciting way.

 

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