: 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.
: 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.