“As we journey through life there are changes to our lives and to the world we live in. My passion to express myself through painting remains constant, the experiences are often challenging, moving and uplifting. Capturing the essence of the subject as a fleeting moment in time requires speed of hand to achieve the spontaneity I like to record. The light in its many guises and the drama of fleeting impressions are important factors when I am viewing this special world that is ours to be a special part of.
In a personal way, I am writing my diary through my work which endeavors to express my interest, my experience and the place I find myself connected to at any given time.”
Born in Melbourne Australia in 1941, David’s early career began in etching and a 6-year apprenticeship at the North Melbourne Printing School of Graphic Arts. His painting career includes many years of studying the art of watercolour painting. He has been teaching his great love of this medium to painters in Australia and overseas since the late sixties.
His numerous achievements include over 100 awards, including the Herald Sun Best Of Show Gold Medal Award at The Camberwell Rotary Exhibition 2002, a silver medal in 1976, and a silver award in 2007. David won the the prestigious Victorian Artists Society Artist Of The Year Award in 1976, 1980 and again in 1989. That same year, David received the Distinguished Leadership Award for outstanding services to watercolour and teaching from the International Directory of Distinguished Leadership and a certificate of merit for distinguished service to the community.
David is recognised internationally for his painting, teaching and his services to the arts. His works are represented in numerous public and private collections worldwide.
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