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: 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 from his garden studio.
Statement : 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.
David outside his studio and view of his work space with his little helper 'Nell' under the bench.
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