The slow roll of the Midwest farm country has always captured the heart of David Rottinghaus. As a young boy growing up on a farm in North Iowa, he explored the hollows, creeks and thickets that meandered along corn stubbled fields and behind barns. He scouted wild game filled groves, enjoying the natural beauty of nature. In school, David daydreamed of farming and hunting while study halls would find him sketching portraits of his classmates. David didn’t see art as a career choice until ten years after he graduated from high school. With encouragement from his family and friends, David attended Minnesota Technical College where he received a Commercial Art Degree.
In 1994, David founded Royalhaus Publishing, a private corporation that allows him to publish his own art. Within 6 months of his first publishing, “US Art” Magazine, picked him as one of the nation’s top “Artist To Watch”, stating “the most appealing aspect of David’s work is the way he weaves in human elements and themes, adding emotion to his work.” As David continues with his inspirations, his followers continue to grow. The farms David paints along with the stories those paintings tell, continue to magnetize many collectors.