After a successful business career building his own design and marketing consultancy, David decided to retire to spend more time in a purely creative role. Studying at Schumacher College in Dartington inspired him to rekindle his early passion for art in all forms. He now enjoys painting, life drawing and sculpting, mainly in stone and bronze.
Like many artists, David is inspired by the natural world and how it affects us. In his words.
‘I love nature and am fascinated by our relationship to it – we get a special feeling, almost kinship, from certain rocks; peace from watching a river; awe as we stand under a regal beech tree.
‘Many of my pieces are carved in stone, sometimes then moulded and cast in bronze or resins. I like to stay close to the nature of the stone as I carve, not forcing against the will of the piece but trying to see what form it might contain. I try to draw out its natural living beauty – from the creamy limestone of Portland to the dark shadows of Cornish polyphant.’
‘With many of my pieces, comes a poem. The words seem to suggest themselves readily after so many hours and days spent in the creative process. I hope the poetry enhances the pleasure of the eventual owner, bringing them closer to the piece.”
David’s latest project is an eight foot tall semi-abstract human family carved from a block of polystyrene and cast as a limited edition in marble resin.
David is Deputy Chair of Surrey Sculpture Society. His work is widely exhibited and is found in private collections around the UK and Europe.