David has been a keen observer of people all his life, recording and interpreting his observations in drawings, paintings and writing. He is one of the UK's leading portrait and figure painters, with work in many private and public collections, including that of the National Portrait Gallery.
David has painted people from all walks of life and his portraits hang in the National Portrait Gallery. He has had solo exhibitions in Bath and London, but it hasn't all been plain sailing. As a student he dropped out of Liverpool College of Art after just one term and in his twenties spent almost ten years in Japan, teaching English among other things. He returned to the UK as an illustrator with his young family, painting in his spare time. He set up Bath Artists' Studios in 1996 and had a studio there for many years before moving to Devizes where he now works. He is an elected member of the Royal Society of Portrait Painters and the New English Art Club.
"Anyone can draw - it's ideas that matter. Have you got anything to say, and is it worth saying?"
Eddie Phillips, art teacher