David is an artist based in Leeds in West Yorkshire. Working in different mediums, he specialises in figurative sculpture. Using both stone and wood, these are mostly a celebration of the human form. In addition, David has a portfolio of paintings (in oils) and drawings in pencil, ink and charcoal.
David has carved marble in Pietrasanta, Italy, home to the Artisans who work the world-famous Carrara Marble. He has exhibited his work in Yorkshire, displaying a wide variety of his drawings, paintings and sculpture.
Much of these drawings and sketches are life drawing, and David also runs a life drawing group called Bare Canvas with his wife in the University area of Leeds.
He caught the bug for sculpture after attending a sculpture course at the Yorkshire Sculpture Park. His favourite stone to work in is marble but enjoys the challenge of new materials, like the Indian stones in the Emanation Series. Working from his small studio, his usual method for sculpting is to make a preparatory maquette from clay, using sources that include photographs and life drawings.
In October 2021, David ran a highly successful exhibition in The Corn Exchange in Leeds, featuring 16 sculptors and displaying over 100 pieces of work. This led to the formation of a co-operative of six sculptors, of which David is one, who have opened The Sculpture Gallery. This venture, on the balcony Leeds Corn Exchange, features work by the six sculptors, plus a guest artist each month.
David is happy to discuss commissions.