David grew up in Chorlton-on-Medlock and has been restoring and painting radiators from building reclamations for almost 50 years. Throughout his working life however, David developed a passion for painting and in his spare time he takes his easel around Manchester, particularly Oxford Road, Portland Street and St Peter’s Square, to capture the city in oil and acrylic paint. After painting for years as a hobby, David began to take his work more seriously after he had two heart attacks and doctors told him to take life easier.
‘I’ve been going out for years sketching and painting the city because I absolutely love it and it helps me calm down. Manchester is a fantastic place and I want my pictures to show people what they might have missed as they go past the same places every day. I like to call my style of painting “Manchester impressionistic”. I think the city comes to life with a bit of rain – it makes it look a bit grittier and I try to capture the reflections and the people around me.’
After several recent sell out exhibitions, David has extended his interest to create more nostalgic pieces which are proving to be just as popular as his city scenes. He is now one of the most well regarded painters in the Manchester area and has a huge following of collectors.