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David Hafer

Polson MT

David Hafer started painting full time after retirement.  Hafer retired from a career as an Oral and Maxillofacial surgeon in Great Falls that offered them opportunity to attend the Charlie Russell auction yearly. It gave them great exposure to and appreciation for fine art. They moved to Polson after closing their medical office.  


A Christmas gift from his wife Bobbie, with the help of Mark Ogle, gave David all he needed to get started; easel, paints, brushes, and a few art lessons from Mark.   


Hafer finds the beauty in Western Montana hard to exceed, with Glacier Park at their backdoor, Flathead Lake and surrounding areas that all keep him inspired and his brush busy on the canvas.   

 “Painting places me more intensely into appreciation of God’s creation as I try to capture what I now see with fresh eyes”, says David.  He wants the viewer to imagine themselves in the environment of his paintings—breathing the air, observing nature, and marveling at all the beauty in God’s creation. 



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