History : David was born in Twickenham, England. He studied illustration at Twickenham College and worked in various London advertising agencies and design studios for ten years before his move to Caithness, in the Highlands, with his wife Sally to set up Scarfskerry Pottery in 1977. In 1987 the pottery was moved to John O Groats and subsequently renamed John O Groats Pottery and Gallery.
Since 2004 David has been painting full-time and all pottery production ceased in 2012. The gallery closed in 2013 and David has moved to Inverness were he now works.

: David trained as an illustrator but working in London as a graphic designer has probably had the biggest influence on his work as a painter. He paints naturalistically and in more colourist abstract styles. His images have evolved over the years and can now be more graphic in appearance. The Highland landscape is his main source of inspiration. In Caithness the landscape, light and weather are all pervasive and feature strongly in many of his paintings.