Fascinated by the colours and textures of crops and farmland, David frequently takes long drives through the ever changing fields that surround his home in Ontario. A number of years ago on a warm autumn day, he came across a giant maple tree on the edge of the road. The old maple was on fire with autumn colour, and the magnificent sight set him on a quest to find other red maple trees.
Over the years he has been bewitched by the strength of an independent tree standing alone in a field, showing off its beauty before dropping its leaves for the winter. While travelling the country roads, he takes photographs along the way and uses these images as inspirational material on which to base his paintings.
With a multi-layered technique, David applies thick swathes of oil paint, creating a translation of these moments. He was introduced to the medium of oils at a young age, while accompanying his artist mother to her studio. He has been exhibiting his work since 1994, and has developed a unique, distinctive style.
David's major influences have been the works of Cezanne, Monet and Van Gogh. He has received several scholarships and awards for his paintings and has been involved in numerous group and solo exhibitions in commercial as well as public galleries across Canada and the USA. His work hangs in many notable private and corporate collections.
David and his family divide their time between two homes; one perched on the shores of a beautiful northern Ontario lake and the other surrounded by fields and trees in southern Ontario.