He regularly works in pen and wash, pencil, watercolour, and even biro for cartooning and spontaneous pieces. Using these mediums he works rapidly (often due to meteorological concerns) to produce pieces in the ‘field’; anywhere from riverscapes in London, to rural Wirral or as part of a Liverpool Urban sketching expedition. Most of the pieces are created in a series of sketch journals which you may well spot during the open studio; either on display or being used as reference for ongoing work.
He also works in acrylic, gouache and graphite, to produce more intricate marine (ships and ocean liners), portraiture and motorsport pieces. For these an indoor studio tends to be more predictable, although the journals and photography feed into this work.
Working with recycled materials he produces a few three-dimensional model-like pieces, some of which have been part of the Wirral Dejunk exhibition. These take inspiration from architecture, industry, decay and indeed renovation works.
Once again this year, David can be seen working in the Williamson Art Gallery & Museum, not only for the weekend itself, but for the week leading up to the tour as well.