David is an experienced botanical and natural history artist and teacher. He enjoys painting in rich natural pigments, always looking to achieve a high level of accuracy within his work. David relies heavily on a combination of good composition, tone and light to achieve a high level of detail of his chosen subject. His background is in commercial art, graphic design, photography and multimedia. The skills developed in these areas have given him an appreciation for colour, composition and aesthetics.
David paints using watercolour and finds the medium exciting and vibrant with its beautiful rich colours and its ‘sometimes unpredictable’ nature. He describes his style as ‘Accurate Realism’ and is always looking to portray his botanical and wildlife subjects with the most accurate detail possible yet doing it in a ‘painterly’ way honouring the watercolour medium.