David was born in 1931 and raised in the Rhondda Valley but emigrated to Canada in 1954. Here David found a job as an engineering draughtsman based solely on his flair for sketching and drawing.

In 1980 he left his job to develop his woodturning craft and painting into a full time career. He says of himself ‘I studied painting for only a short period so consider myself ‘self taught’ and have happily survived on that for over 40 years’.

For the last few years of his time in Canada, David longed to return to his native Wales to paint the Welsh landscape. Finally in 2005 this became possible and he now lives in the tiny village of Tre’r-ddol, Ceredigion where, in his studio and workshop, he enjoys his art and woodturning.