After a successful business career, David decided to retire early to spend more time in a purely creative role. A course at Schumacher College in Dartington inspired him to rekindle his early passion for art. He now enjoys painting, life drawing and sculpting – mainly in stone and bronze.
Like many artists, David is inspired by the natural world. In his words:
‘I love nature and am fascinated by our relationship to it – we get a special feeling, almost kinship, from certain rocks; peace from watching a river; awe as we stand under a regal beech tree; a child-like joy from playing in the surf. It is that relationship I want to explore as I sculpt.’
‘With each of my pieces, comes a poem. The words seem to suggest themselves readily after so many days spent in the creative process. I hope the poetry enhances the pleasure of the eventual owner, bringing them closer to the piece.’
David is a member of Farnham Art Society, Guildford Arts, and Deputy Chair of Surrey Sculpture Society. His work is regularly exhibited in the Home Counties, in Devon and Cornwall and is in private collections around the UK.