David Mensing grew up in Iowa, surrounded by wide prairies and carefully groomed cornfields. His love of wild places was cultivated by family camping, backpacking and biking trips. When he moved to The West as a young man, he was captivated by its raw beauty.

Mensing's ambition is to know and share that beauty through his work. Not content just to enjoy natural places, Dave seeks to capture and share the experience as a work of art. He has found that striving to contain any moment brings wonderful assurance that the experience is too profound to ever really be contained.