David's work has its roots in his childhood, which he spent in rural north Staffordshire close to the moorlands of the Peak District National Park. Walking, climbing and simply being in one of the UK’s most evocative landscapes left a lasting impression. Later, whilst working in this environment, his appreciation deepened with the opportunity to study wildlife and experience nature’s changing seasons and infinite moods.
He draws on these experiences and his innate respect for and love of wild animals and the world’s wildernesses. He says, “Being outdoors and observing wildlife in its natural habitat inspires me as an artist and as a human being.”
His aim is to use the textures of clay to record the fleeting moments that reflect the essence of wild creatures and their relationships with their landscapes. Quite simply, his works offer a glimpse of the wilderness.