David recently became a full-time professional artist living and working from his studio at home in Praa Sands. He is a self-taught artist having started using watercolour but now primarily uses mixed media and oil.
His style of work varies from semi-abstract to representational pieces and also often paints using just a credit/store card. He has a strong focus on creating texture and bold colour in the paintings that he creates.
Having worked for most of his life on, under or about the sea, David has a real understanding of the ocean and the Cornish coastline. His work reflects his own interpretation and beliefs regarding the changes to the county throughout each season. His love of hedgerows and cliff-top reflect his view of the times when he was at sea wishing he was on dry land and also when he was on dry land wishing he was at sea. David was previously a member of the St Ives RNLI crew as well as a skipper himself.
David has exhibited his work in London, the Midlands, Devon as well as in galleries and hotels in Cornwall, including the Bedruthan Steps Hotel. He normally has two exhibitions per year at The Old Lifeboat Station in Porthleven. David has also run art workshops in St Ives, Camborne and Falmouth for Emergency Services employees and was awarded The Bolitho Staff Award in June 2019 as part of a Wellness programme. In January 2023, he will be running similar workshops from the Community Centre in Praa Sands.