David began painting relatively late in life, initially his drawings were limited to model aircraft design, but having embarked on a career in rural estate management, he began to draw subjects from the wild. This led to further study in Scientific Illustration and several years working as a freelance illustrator, both for advertising agencies and the likes of the Freshwater Biological Association. His early work featured in Images 11 the Best of British Illustration, and exhibited at the Mall Galleries, Singer-Friedlander Exhibition.
Following a year in Australia, he returned to estate management and 12 years working in Teesdale for the Raby, Rokeby and Croxdale estates. His professional involvement was recognised with a Pride of Northumbria and two Laurent-Perrier conservation awards.
Land management began to give way to painting, his work becoming more widely collected, notably being commissioned by H.H. Sheikh Nahyan bin Mubarak Al Nahyan, along with more academic qualifications; an MSc in Natural Resource Management, and later another in Geographical Information Systems. He is proud to have been elected a Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society in 2004 and has a Private Pilots Licence.
He feels strongly that we are part of nature and his painting is his voice for the concerns as to the future of our planet.
He feels strongly that we are part of nature and he voices his concerns about the future of our planet through his paintings.
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Kestrel, blizzard on the Hundreds
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