David won the Senior Art Prize and after A-levels was offered a place at Twickenham Art School under the leadership of Osmund Caine, a leading British painter and stained glass designer whose work is now available through the Bridgeman Art Library.
At Twickenham, the emphasis was on drawing and painting both from life model and natural plant forms, and this greatly influenced David’s future as a painter. Other tutors that influenced David’s work included Mary Caine, Sidney Harpley RA, Malvina Cheek, Stan Smith ARWS, Jenny Black, and Euan Jennings RE.
In 1964 he passed the Intermediate Diploma in Arts and Crafts, with wood engraving as his specialist craft subject. This was followed by the National Diploma in Design (NDD) in 1966.
Whilst still at Twickenham he had started exhibiting and selling his work, and in 1969 Felix Rosenstiels published an early work (Low Water) as a full size reproduction.
David has exhibited at the Royal Academy, the Paris Salon, and a great number of provincial galleries in the UK. In 1994 he exhibited in the successful Octet exhibition at the Hyde Park Gallery as well as being represented at several galleries overseas. His works are in private collections worldwide from Iceland to Australia, and from Fiji to Alaska.