David is one of the leading pencil artists in the United Kingdom, specialising mainly in wildlife subject matter. He was born in Bristol and studied at the Bournemouth and Poole Faculty of Art and Design for four years before launching into a career to develop his own unique artistic talents, alongside raising awareness of conservation issues around the planet.
His interest in conservation has taken him to many parts of the world where not only has he been able to see first hand the plight of many endangered creatures, but he has also captured them on paper with his pencil studies. He has supported through his work several conservation projects and other charities, including the Jersey Wildlife Preservation Trust and the Dian Fossey Gorilla Foundation. He also works closely with Jim and Alison Cronin of the internationally renowned Monkey World Ape Rescue Centre as their art consultant.
He started his career as an illustrator and was commissioned by a number of internationally renowned companies, including Time/Life, The Disney Corporation, Microsoft Encarta and the Eastern and Orient Express. His illustrations have been used by a wide variety of clients from top film studios to books and magazines.
His work has been exhibited at galleries throughout the United Kingdom and there is now a waiting list for his original drawings. Two major fine art publishing companies have published David’s work. In 1999 Hawksbill Fine Art was launched to publish and market his limited edition prints, giving David the freedom to develop his talent whilst providing a personal service to the art trade.
In his unique style, David combines the skill of the artist with the passion of the conservationist, supported by an ever-growing band of collectors eagerly awaiting each new release.