David is a self-taught mixed-media artist whose work is rooted in the landscape around him. His work can often be figurative but can move towards abstraction as he look at shapes, lines and contours within a landscape. A recurring underlying theme that influences his work is the idea, and perhaps the search, for sanctuary. Other importants questions are how a landscape makes him feel and how the sounds around influence him brings out more abstract ways of expressing his feelings. "When one thinks of questions like 'how do you paint the sound of the sea' or 'how do you express how a place makes you feel', then is hard to thing of a solution in figurative terms. So my work can embrace figurative, to capture the light and sense of sanctuary around me, and abstract, that tends to be my emotional reaction to a place".
David is a member of Flameworks and Drawn to the Valley