What happens when we close our eyes and our minds continue to process, that is what Dale Voelker captures with his art. He is interested in the struggle between consciousness and what lies underneath. That story is told with layers of vibrant color, text and elements of street landscape.

Dale treats each piece as a sponge that absorbs and allows him to build with layers upon layers of washes, stains and marks using a variety of media including paint, ink, dirt, oil, paper and wax.

Feeling trapped in church as a young boy, Dale was always fascinated with the artwork. It was usually abstract in nature, sometimes wood carvings or stained glass and usually telling a dark story. That, was his introduction to art.

Dale’s artwork is part of private collections in New York, Dallas, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Miami, Honolulu and Austria.

He was born and raised in Southern California and runs his own Graphic Design business, focusing on entertainment, higher learning and non-profits. DigitaLava.com

The best way to see his work as it develops is on his Instagram feed.




California State University Northridge
Bachelor of Arts – Art & Design, 1989


11:11 Gallery (Group Show)
Los Angeles, CA
May 2019

The Other Art Fair
Los Angeles, CA
March 28-31, 2019

The Main, City of Santa Clarita (Group Show)
Newhall, CA
December 2018 – March 2019

Phase One Cancer Research Cure
Art vs Cancer (Group Show)
Los Angeles, CA
October 2018

El Segundo Art Walk (Group Show)
El Segundo, CA
August 2018

Inside The Folds – (Solo Exhibition)
Altadena Public Library – Altadena, CA
January 2018

In The Red – (Group Show)
First Floor Gallery at City Hall
Santa Clarita, CA
November 2017 through February 2018

The Art of Planetary Science (Group Show)
University of Arizona
Tucson, AZ
February 2017

The Art of Planetary Science (Group Show)
Pasadena Convention Center
Pasadena, CA
Oct 2016

Group Exhibit
Altadena Public Library
Altadena, CA
April 2016

Tech, Science and Art (Group Show)
Linus Galleries
Pasadena, CA
January 2016