Born in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, David's appreciation of nature began in his youth as he explored the Canadian outdoors. As the ideas for his paintings emerge from his experiences with wildlife in their natural habitat, David embarked on longer reference gathering trips throughout most of North America (including Alaska), as well as to Africa, Central and South America, and parts of Asia. In the meantime, he taught himself to paint, experimenting with a variety of media and techniques.
"We are often told to 'stop and smell the roses.' As a visual artist, David's work reminds us instead to stop and LOOK at the beauty that surrounds us. 'God is an amazing designer; the closer you look, the more there is to see.' "