David was born in Castleford, Yorkshire 1938, he left Secondary School to complete
an apprenticeship as an electrician.
He had a great interest in music in his early years and took up the trombone at age
sixteen and later also played the drums. He worked as a semi-pro musician playing
jazz, dance and later pop music. Taking a break from the music arts in the 1960’s
he then began painting and developed an interest in the visual arts...
David is a self taught artist but he prefers to be called a painter. He paints in
a wide range of mediums including oils, acrylic and watercolours however his main
love is painting in pastel paints...
He has been commissioned to paint various subject matter but mainly paints studies
of landscapes, seascapes and life portraits.
In the past he has been invited to be Artist in residence at Newcastle, Grimsby,
Gateshead, Birmingham, and Cork Jazz Festivals together with an exhibition at