About the Artist:
Born 1970 in Melbourne, Australia. David realized from an
early age his love of painting. Defying the wishes of his
parents to become an accountant, he enrolled himself in life
drawing classes in his mid teens. By 1988 he had
progressed to the Gordon Technical College where he studied Art
and Design for two years.
In the spring of 1996 David made the decision to leave the
stability of full time employment as a Graphic Designer to
pursue the opportunity to develop his love of painting in Bali.
Although based in Bali he makes the most of this location to
travel through South East Asia and has wandered the streets and
galleries of London, Madrid and New York.
David is a figurative artist. It is not the human
condition that he explores but the human experience. This
interest led him to a group of Javanese fishermen who eke out a
tough existence on the beach near his home. The paintings
in the 'Nelayan' (fisherman) series intend to convey how the
artist feels when coming under close scrutiny from the sun burnt
eyes of these fishermen. David sketches fast and loose in
charcoal so as not to lose the interest from the curious locals.
Once satisfied with the sketches, he then continues to develop
his studies more completely in his studio.
David has been exhibiting regularly since 1988. His works
are in private collections in Australia, Indonesia and Taiwan.