David's family emigrated from Sheffield to South Africa when he was quite young and his early experiences and education were shaped by growing up in that society in the 1950’s and 60’s. He returned to Britain and gained a B.A. fine art degree from Cardiff College of Art, followed by a P.G.C.E.
David then started teaching Ceramics and Art & Design in Plymouth while raising his family. He took early retirement from teaching in 2001 and now works from his home studio in the Rame Peninsula. Whilst teaching, he used to set his G.C.S.E. students a project using the technique of ‘torn paper collage’.
This involves building an image from torn pieces of coloured magazine paper instead of using paint. He was often impressed by the work they produced, as it was often far superior to their paintings, pastels etc. So he decided to use the medium himself and much interest and success followed. He continues to work in various media, as well as collage, and also produces giclee prints of all original works. David has many works, including commissions, in private collections, both in the U.K. and abroad.
The Panache Gallery is delighted to have a range of David's prints on sale at any time throughout the year.
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