David grew up in southern Alberta attending the Alberta College of Art and graduating from the University of Lethbridge, School ofFine arts with a BFA in painting. After graduation, he travelled to Europe immersing himself in art and culture, visiting museums and galleries, experiencing first hand classical and modern painting.
In the mid 90s he settled in Montreal where began developing his own painting style and exhibiting his work in underground galleries and group shows. Eventually he returned to Calgary where he opened Catharine Studio Gallery in Inglewood and developed a highly disciplined studio practice and began exhibiting his work nationally and internationally. His body of work has grown and evolved through out the years to encompass western style paintings, large figurative works, portraiture and conceptual abstract landscapes. David’s current body of work is ‘Urban Culture’ which began in 2018 and is a collection of over 50 paintings and 350 drawings about urban life.
David says: “painting to me is as natural as breathing, I consider it my life blood and I will always paint”.