Elected 2018


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During his MA studies in fine art David fell in love with printmaking, so also took a Dip.A.D. in Graphic Design and as a result he was drawn into the advertising industries where he learnt to explore the full scope of design and print possibilities. Although very successful throughout his design career, the pull of printmaking as a fine art form has never been too far from the surface.

David's formative years were influenced by Andy Warhol, Bridget Riley, Patrick Caulfield. These were exciting times as art was crossing many traditional barriers, Warhol designing Rolling Stone Album covers, Mary Quant using Bright Riley optical art on dress designs, to name just two instances. Art, design, fashion and music were all in a melting pot of creativity.

Now, after nearly 30 years design experience as a Creative Director and Consultancy Partner, David cannot ignore the pull of real art any longer. The opportunities to explore and utilise today’s modern print production techniques including digitally processed imaging at archival level is just too strong; so he has put the commercial world back in its box and now solely concentrates on creating art prints.

His current work is usually large format, contemporary and as you would expect, graphic and often quite minimal. David says it's all about juggling balance, spatial awareness and the tension between the component parts. His work is normally presented in series or sets where he explores subjects like ‘Events,’ ‘Cast Shadows’, ‘Standing Stones’, or issues such as ‘Urban Chaos’. He is currently progressing 17 different series of work, as the images develop usually at random.

Because David’s work is printed to an extremely high quality he limits all image reproductions to five only editions. If you are interested in a particular piece by David please contact him by email (address at the top).