David studied fine art at Berkshire College of Art and University College of Wales, Aberystwyth, graduating in 1973. He exhibits regularly with the Royal West of England Academy, Bristol, and the Mall Galleries, London, and is represented by the Stour Gallery, The Darryl Nantais Gallery and Linton59.
He has won a number of awards including the prestigious 2017 Charles Pears Award from the Royal Society of Marine Artists and is an elected member of the Royal Birmingham Society of Artists.
An abstract impressionist of outdoor scenes, both urban and rural, David uses colour and tone to evoke the atmosphere associated with a place and time of day. The paintings have an abstract quality but often retain representational elements. In his abstract paintings, he reduces shapes to a minimum of line and colour in order to extract the essence of the subject.