David's watercolours are underpinned by a strong sense of draughtsmanship,
a legacy from a rigorous training in architectural drawing and rendering.
At school he was always interested in painting and wanted to go to Art school,
but his father thought he should have a 'proper job'. So he studied to
become an architect, and during his career he learnt to bring his designs
to life with watercolour perspectives and sketches. He worked for the
Dartington Hall Trust and as a design director in London for many years
but at 40 took a degree in fine art and from then on his career in watercolour
Over the years David has been inspired by the many locations in which he has
lived including a house in France for a number of years, where he had a number
of very successful exhibitions. His atmospheric paintings are inspired by
these locations and also reflect his background in architecture.
On returning to Devon, the county of his birth, he set up his studio in Totnes
and his paintings now reflect his confidence and commitment through being
settled back in his home town and being able to put all his energies into his work.
Over the years his palette has become more and more refined as he tries to
simplify and justify his paintings in terms of tone and atmosphere alone.
David has had many one man exhibitions and his paintings are in
collections throughout the world. He is the author of two books on watercolour painting.
'The Complete Watercolourist' and 'Watercolour, Artists Questions Answered'.
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