immigrated to Canada from Yorkshire, England in 1977.
He studied graphic design at George Brown College in Toronto
and pursued a career as a freelance illustrator and designer.
He has worked for leading publishing firms such as Penguin
Books and Viking Press. Since 1988 his extensive travels
have inspired a rich array of paintings. From Africa,
Asia and Central America to the Queen Charlotte Islands,
American Southwest and Canadian Arctic, these remote and
mystical places have deeply influenced the artist’s
creativity and expression. His works depict a wide range
of subjects - from people and architecture to wildlife
and pure landscape - and are sought after by collectors
throughout the world.
In 1992 David was invited along with two other Canadian
artists to exhibit at the prestigious Lotte Gallery in
Seoul, Korea. This was the first time North American contemporary
artists had been privileged to exhibit work in Korea.
He has also exhibited at the Leigh Yawkey Woodson art
Museum’s "Birds in Art" exhibition; "American
Art in miniature" at the Thomas Gilcrease Museum;
"Arts for the Parks" in Jackson, Wyoming, and
in annual exhibitions at the Algonquin Park Gallery, Ontario.
His paintings are in permanent collections at the Gail
Art Museum in Seoul, S. Korea and the Vancouver Maritime
From his studio in southern Ontario David, in his own
words, tries "to portray, man’s relationship
to the world in which he lives, more specifically, the
natural world and man’s place in it." (Art
Impressions Magazine 1996)