David studied sculpture at Ravensbourne College of Art and Design in London, then trained as a teacher of Art and Design gaining his PGCE. He has been teaching and exhibiting ever since. He was a regular exhibitor at the Royal Scottish Academy in Edinburgh, and exhibited at the Whitworth Gallery in Manchester at the New Contemporaries show.
In 2001, David moved to Canada and continued to teach and exhibit.
In 2007, David won the best 3D award at the Sidney Fine Art Show and has also won numerous awards in the “Look” show. In 2008, David set up ‘The Sculpture Studio’ located in downtown Victoria. David was also commissioned to work on the Blue Whale project for UBC and moulded and cast over 71 pieces of the Blue Whale skeleton as well as re-sculpting the skull. In 2012, David worked as artist-in-residence at the Gitxsan Art Centre in Hazelton, teaching first nation carvers how to mould and cast their artifacts. In 2012 - present, David founded, and co-teaches clay sculpting at the ‘Sculpt Italy’ summer school, in Pietrasanta, Italy.
David specializes in mould making, casting, and also expressive sculpture. Some of David’s sculptures have been displayed in the Sidney Sculpture walk; Kingsbrae Sculpture walk; Castlegar Sculpture walk; Cranbrook; and the Oak Bay Sculpture walk. David’s sculptures are currently located in many private and public collections in the UK, Australia, Germany and Canada.
David continues to sculpt and paint in his studio based in James Bay, Victoria, the former studio of Limner Elsa Mayhew. He is also the President of Vancouver Island’s Sculptors Guild.