Karl David Heerdt was born in Western New York and has always called the area home. For more than twenty years he had been a cabinet maker and had designed and built homes locally. During this time Karl became aware of and began to nurture the artist that was always a part of him, and has successfully shifted his professional focus to creating fine works of art. He specializes in engaging and dynamic landscapes from around the country, compelling still lifes, figurative paintings and sculpture. Karl is an associate member of Oil Painters of America and his work can be found in private and corporate collections throughout the United States, Canada and Europe.