For Sale By The Artist
New works and paintings for collecting are now in a new home ETSY Shop.
I am leaving this "dinosaur" site up, simply because it
has a lot of history. Some of the links are broken, however all basic
career information is to be found here.
A new ETSY Shop gives us a format where all that is available
can be seen in one place and compared.
I do a lot of commissions. If you see a painting here, or on ETSY, and
you want a special version in a larger size, or with accent on a particular color or colors, no problem.
Just call me at: 541 440-0002.
Or write me at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Artist Dave Archer with large '90's work showing
dramatic 3D effect achieved by painting on glass
"Dave, you're one of us ..."
REVERSE GLASS PAINTINGS
"Cherry Bombs" - (21" X 15") $1,400.
"Cheshire Moon" (15" X 24") $1,600.
"Feathered Galaxy" (15" X 21") $1,400.
"Future Shock" - (18" X 21") $1,600.
"Playground" - (18" X 21") $1,700.
"Spiral" - (18" X 24") $1,700.
"Visionary Mirror" - (16" X 20") $1,400.
Full frame photo to show hand
painted decorative mat
"Alephlion" - (17" X 27") $1,700.
"Blue Wonders" - (22" X 32") $2,800.
"Conjunction" - (16" X 11") $1,000.
"Deep Traveler" - (17" X 27") $1,700.
"Next Door" - (32" X 8") $1,400.
"Rabbit Galaxy" - (21" X 15") $1,400.
"Wildfire" - (16" X 10") $1,000.
For over four decades, world renowned artist and inventor of electric painting,
Dave Archer, has
painted space art on “reverse glass” using his one million volt
hand-held “brush” to both energize and influence water-based painted
clouds in each of his space pieces. Archer has been celebrated on
hundreds of television shows, including ––– Eye To Eye With Connie Chung –––
Australia’s, Beyond 2000 –––
Discovery Channel's, The Next Step,
––– and worldwide TV documentary ––– World's
of Wonder. Archer’s work was used on television’s ––– Star Trek® ––– to decorate the
Starship Enterprise on ––– The Next
Generation ––– as well as Star Trek® movies ––– Star Trek® VI - The Undiscovered Country,
and ––– Star Trek® Generations.
The artist enjoyed a full pictorial in Omni Magazine, and was featured in National Geographic Magazine, and
on book covers for among others: authors ––– Isaac Asimov, Larry Niven and Jack Vance
––– as well as featured in the Sunday comics in King Features: Ripley's Believe It Or Not.
Worldwide shows include: The De
Young Museum, San Francisco ––– AT&T World Headquarters in New
York City ––– and the Hayden
Planetarium in Central Park ––– Panasonic World Headquarters, Japan
––– the World Science Fiction Show,
Chicago ––– the Museum of Science
and Industry, Chicago ––– The
Omniversum, The Hague ––– the Planetarium
- Brussels, Belgium, and ––– Spacefest
2008 with Apollo astronauts: Dr.
Buzz Aldrin - Gene Cernan - Rusty Schweickart - Bruce McCandless - Alan
Bean - and Edgar Mitchell ––– Star Trek® -
The Movie - 2009 ––– Dave Archer contributed to comedian Steve
Martin’s autobiography: Born
Standing Up ––– Coyotel Road Show
Tour of America - 12,000 Miles 2009 ––– Archer's work to be used in the upcoming Broadway play on the life of late friend, Janis Joplin (starring: Sophie B. Hawkins! - Opening in LA - October 2012) ––– In 2015 Archer's work was used in Terminator Genysis staring Arnold Schwartznegger.
DAVE ARCHER PAINT WITH ONE
MILLION VOLTS OF ELECTRICITY!
Archer's Federation Logo
Click to see Archer's
"In the late '60's, with his bare hands
Dave actually filled boxes of stolen grapes
Trek® work –––
from some rancher's vineyard, then using his bare feet, crushed them
for my first vintage,
then using his bare hands, created the label for the bottles! Later, my
wines were served
at the White House. It's crazy, and the stone truth!"
Van der Kamp - Vintner Extraordinaré
Daughter / River Wilder
"Dave, the Force is with you very STRONGLY!"
Mark Hamill -
For two decades this site has been devoted specifically to the
presentation of Dave Archer's space art on glass.
site is expanding in every direction of the artists creative
interest, showing other types of his art, plus, adding archival
photographs over his life and career.
a boy in the 40's Archer spent hours at his bedroom desk, writing
Everyone said he should be a writer, so, naturally, he became a painter. A painter who loved
write. Click above to read some of his writings.
" Easily one of the most interesting
and funniest people I've ever known.
Dave Archer is simply a genius".
The artist recently completed ten
years work on whimsical, absurd, and somewhat scatalogical
sculptures. See Dave Archer Art Store to
find current pieces for sale. We will be adding other sculptures,
oils, drawings as time and impulse allows.
For those of you who might be new
to Archer's high voltage space-art, some words for you
concerning that ongoing obsession. Known as "reverse glass," or
painting, these works are partially accomplished using millions of
electricity as a "paint brush". Begun in 1970, as a joint endeavor with
artist friend Ron Russell,
glass painting remains Archer's most well known
work. Russell was his teacher of verso painting, plus, as Dave
says, "one of the
finest friends I have ever had". You can read about their humble
beginnings in Sonoma County here: A Story All Its
––– Archer sez: " I never thought I
looked like Geppetto
from Pinocchio until the phone rang one Sunday morning.
It was my
best friend Juila's mother, Rita Whitely,
calling from Palm
Beach to say I was in the comics
section of the paper in Believe It Or Not!"
here to see Archer's cartoon visage in:
"Here's to Coffee and mostly Confusion.
North Beach was an
alternate universe and you were the Beat Wizard! Sail on ... !"
Butch Waller, High Country
––– Click here for list of forty years of Archer shows:
ELECTRIC MACHINES AND
Japanese illustration from "Quark Magazine"
"I guess fate or destiny brought us together so
many years ago. I think of you as the
Michelangelo and Archimedes
combined. Both of them
understood the science and art of
symmetry, geometry and the
universe and mathematics. They also
knew that electrical discharge
was an integral part of the 'Spark of
Life'. You have succeeded
in bringing all that to
this world in your masterful artworks"
Bill Wysock - Tesla
The artist's Electric Machines and painting techniques are
unique in the world, as invented and inovated by Dave, with
each electric coil designed, and fabricated by world renowned
genius Bill Wysock of Tesla
and Hollywood special effects fame. Mr. Wysock was the protogé of Ken
Strickfadden, the Hollywood electrical genius who gave us fantastic
electrical effects from the original Frankenstein movie, through a
brilliant career ending with Mel Brooks' Young Frankenstein.
hand-held wands, Archer manipulates high voltage arcs --- from a few
length to nine feet --- using that raw power to influence wet paints on
sheets of glass, thus achieving space-cloud impressions that Apollo
astronauts have followed over two three decades. Later, planets,
comets, etc., are completed by hand, using dozens of both common and
invented art techniques.
"We are finally beginning to get the big
and you seem to have gotten there
Rusty Schweickart - Apollo
Click below to view some of Dave's
favorite career glass paintings
In private collections worldwide
Space Art Archive
©1986 Dave Archer - 21" x 60" - "Herobot Steps Out"
Archer Studios is
Dave's Story of first meeting Johnny Powell
An Official Sponsor
of JP Aerospace
JP Aerospace Website
"StratoStation" launches a
being supplied by "Vee Ships"
personal space program!
here and find out what Arthur C. Clarke and thousands
of school kids already know from personal experience launching:
AND YOUR KIDS CAN TOO!
"In North Beach in the 60's I
called Dave, 'Bellbottom.'
He was the first beatnik to wear
bellbottom hiphuggers. After
Dave, everybody was wearing them,
Well, I never did."
Dan Hicks - and the
DAVE ARCHER'S WEBSITE:
"I knew him as David Nelson in North
Beach in the
60's. He was the doorman at Coffee and Confusion
I know he looks like Quasimodo now, but my god back then
he was so gorgeous girls, and boys too, used to trail after
him down the street like a pack of lost house pets. I mean
every where he went, it was amazing".
Gaylord Alexander - Maitre'd (Coffee and Confusion)
Email: Dave Archer Studios or call:
Click Here To Enter Into Frames!
Dave with Grace Slick at a benefit
Home Page Artist's Gallery Art Galleries And Museum Shows Star Trek
Bookcovers Dave Archer's Story Writings Art Links
in Archer's studio called:
STOP THE BUCK!
"Thank you for being there when I got
You are one of the funniest artists
I've ever known!"
Dave Archer was recently inducted into:
–––visual and written materials on this website ––– other
than Star Trek®. and
certain photos and/or art images by other artists
are the property of Dave Archer / all rights reserved–––
Star Trek® Is
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