David is a Peckham based artist and illustrator interested in pattern, line, stories and animals. He developed his love of drawing whilst trainingas an architect in Manchester. After seven years training David worked as an architect building schools for several years. Now working within architectural sales David spends the rest of his time playing guitar and drawing using pen and ink. His favourite medium is the humble Biro.
David is a member of the thriving East London Exhibition Collective, which hosts regular workshops and a bi-annual exhibition. He has exhibited at the Stoke Newington Library Gallery and the 5th Base Gallery, off Brick Lane and numerous local hotspots.
David loves drawing animals and has a special affinity for those animals who are either maligned, endangered or hunted; from his ‘Punk Fox’ to his Stag series, to his anthropomorphic Rhino.
David is currently developing his "Books I've Never Read" series, which takes classic, acclaimed book titles, ranging from the cult to the popular- those books which he feels he ‘really should have read’-and attempts to interpret their themes and narratives based on reading only the back-cover blurb. With this project David aims to engage those who have read the titles and may recognise familiar imagery relating to their consciousness and memory of the novel and it’s themes, as well as too inspire those who have not read the books to do so, perhaps others will wonder ‘what the hell was was he thinking’! The next stage of David’s project after drawing the books ‘blind’ is to actually read them.
He is available for commissions and prints here.
Currently David’s work is on display at http://www.friendsofourscafe.com/ in Hoxton as well as Side Car Cafe at Hotel elephant in Elephant and Castle.
Studio 73 Brixton - https://www.studio73art.com/
Columbia Road Art Gallery - https://www.columbiaroadgallery.com/