David was Born in Shrewsbury in 1949. He initially trained as a civil engineer before going on to teach religion and art, and later paint full time. As a young man David was a keen fisherman and spent many days playing on the banks of the River Severn. This setting has been the inspiration for his paintings, predominantly landscapes and river scenes.
David explains The River Severn plays an important role as an attachment to my childhood memories. Recapturing the views and atmosphere of the countryside is my true inspiration.
David's subjects are landscapes executed in oils on canvas. He takes inspiration from the great impressionistic artists such as Claude Monet 1840-1926 and Alfred Sisley 1839-1899. Always painting outside, never from photographs.
David believes a landscape must be painted before the motif, the flux, movement changes are what landscapes painting is all about.