Meet the Artist…
As an artist David plays with everyday locations, the omnipresent Scottish tenement building transformed into grand coliseums, the commuter masses into a sea of figures, narratives formed from a mass of people, the archetypal lushness of a meadow and the empty forest. However, within these comfortable stages the foreign or 'unreal' are often placed; candy-striped lighthouses planted far from the sea, biplanes breaking free from their moorings, all of which add to a specific sense of surrealism and foreboding danger.
The overarching themes in the work are the ideas of stability and safety and the idealised notions of the remote and rural. Narratives born of observations of people, places and situations all contribute to the paintings