Born in 1963 at Deepcut in Surrey, David has been drawing from an early age. Fortunate to inherit a family ability to draw, and perhaps as a result of living on the Isle of Skye as a child, he went on to develop a strong fascination with landscape and the challenge of trying to capture fleeting light.
Much of David’s early work was completed in pencil with strong attention to almost photographic detail, but latterly he has devoted his efforts to working from life in the open air.
The works of Edward Seago and Alfred Munnings in particular, have been an endless source of inspiration for their ability to convey the essence of the British landscape.
A strong desire to communicate light effects is now the goal and, as a result of which, virtually all David’s current work is produced from life ‘en plein air’ – with all the challenges of changeable conditions!
In 2017 David made the move back to Skye, a hugely inspiring environment for an outdoor painter trying to chase the light. The challenge continues.