David works from a studio in North Yorkshire, England. He paints in watercolour, oils and pastels and is a regular exhibitor with galleries, both in the UK and internationally. He is primarily a painter of landscape and marine subjects but is also well known for his equestrian racing pictures, plus occasional forays into life work, field sports and anything else that takes his fancy. David has a reputation for being an enthusiastic and inspiring teacher and is the author of a number of books related to painting, a regular contributor to magazines and other publications and he is a past-president of the Royal Society of Marine Artists.
With the current Coronavirus situation with restricted movement, galleries closed and courses cancelled, this may well be an excellent opportunity for both enthusiastic and occasional painters as well as beginners to spend time with a paintbrush in their hand and to take this opportunity to develop their painting skills. With this in mind David is going to run a regular series on this website, talking about what he’s working on and perhaps more importantly for many readers, how he works.
The Spice Trail, Hijaz - W/col 34 x 52 cm
David is well known amongst collectors for his Middle Eastern work. This a very recent watercolour painted from sketches that date back to the 1970’s when Arabia was a very different place.