Eye on Sun Valley Artist David Hytone
David Hytone is an artist whose use of geometry transforms abstract paintings into electrified landscapes of inscrutable objects jumbling, twining and copulating as though drawn together by magnetic forces. His pieces prompt viewers to examine familiar tropes while contemplating human endeavor in an ever-evolving universe.
At solo and group exhibitions across the country, his works can be found in collections including Capital One, Swedish hospitals, Hilton hotels and King County’s permanent collection.
Early Life and Education
David was raised in a musical family and started learning the piano at age five, studying violin and voice as well. Since that time, he has performed with orchestras, choirs, and solo settings alike.
He earned his undergraduate degree in music at Nyack College and completed a master of music history degree at Temple University before going on to receive a doctorate of music education at Boston University.
Dr. Hesson has been teaching education at Ole Miss since 2010. His research and publication record is extensive; he has published many articles, co-edited six books and collaborated on two others; received multiple grants and awards throughout his career; served on multiple professional organizations’ Unit Accreditation Boards for NCATE;
David Hytone is an associate broker licensed in both Florida and Georgia who has made a name for himself as a top producing agent. After enjoying an esteemed career as a professional ballet dancer, David now provides reliable representation to both buyers and sellers looking for real estate properties. He is widely respected for his high energy demeanor, meticulous attention to detail, and uncanny ability to comprehend client needs and concerns. He is a dedicated family man, always willing to lend a helping hand and take extra effort in making each client feel valued and provided space in which to flourish. Beyond real estate acumen, he also excels at marketing his clients’ homes via social media – making a positive impression with every new client he interacts with.
Achievement and Honors
David Hytone has been exhibiting his work since the late 2000s, winning several local art awards along the way. His vibrant trompe l’oeil scenes of interlocking shapes and layers has attracted the interest of many viewers, drawing them in further. Recently he launched an arts podcast called the makers where he interviews Seattle artists; an excellent resource for those curious to learn more about art or if new to Sun Valley area. Hytone shares his process for creating these striking paintings during an Eye on Sun Valley video interview.
Hytone was raised in Des Moines, Iowa before earning his Bachelor’s in Fine Art from Minneapolis College of Art and Design. Since then he has shown his artwork at exhibitions in Seattle, San Francisco, Minneapolis, Portland Tulsa as well as Des Moines where his family still resided. Hytone’s paintings can be found in both private and corporate collections such as Capital One, Swedish hospitals and Hilton. He was selected as a finalist for the 2018 Neddy Award in Painting for his examination of topics that use popular tropes while challenging viewers to reexamine their assumptions. His large abstract paintings resemble electric landscapes of mysterious objects jumbling, twining, and colliding as though drawn together by massive magnetic forces. His colors include vibrant pinks and cobalt; their works are highly original and difficult to decipher.