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David says: “My subject matter evolves as I paint and any individual painting can be the starting point of another. It can be a self-generating process but it is usually rooted in landscape seen or remembered. The artist George Birrell described it exactly for me when he once said, “Painting is like improvising on the guitar”… you’re not playing the melody but working around it and that is the way I see it. It’s a good analogy for me as I also play guitar!”.

At College David trained as an illustrator but later worked as a graphic designer. This had a major impact on my paintings, as he liked the graphic interpretation of the Scottish landscape and Caithness in particular. At college he was influenced by painters including Walter Sickert, Alfred Sisley and Camille Pissarro. Now it’s the Scottish Colourist but also painters like Patrick Heron and Albert Irvin who inspire his vibrant contemporary style.

David recently spent some time in the western Isle of Barra and this has featured in much of his latest work. He has held numerous successful exhibitions in Scotland and England.

David says: “My subject matter evolves as I paint and any individual painting can be the starting point of another. It can be a self-generating process but it is usually rooted in landscape seen or remembered. The artist George Birrell described it exactly for me when he once said, “Painting is like improvising on the guitar”… you’re not playing the melody but working around it and that is the way I see it. It’s a good analogy for me as I also play guitar!”.

At College David trained as an illustrator but later worked as a graphic designer. This had a major impact on my paintings, as he liked the graphic interpretation of the Scottish landscape and Caithness in particular. At college he was influenced by painters including Walter Sickert, Alfred Sisley and Camille Pissarro. Now it’s the Scottish Colourist but also painters like Patrick Heron and Albert Irvin who inspire his vibrant contemporary style.

David recently spent some time in the western Isle of Barra and this has featured in much of his latest work. He has held numerous successful exhibitions in Scotland and England.