Born in Sheffield, Yorkshire where he also trained in art. After study at Falmouth School of Art, the Slade in London and winning a Travel Scholarship to Italy, he then based himself in Falmouth, creating sculptural pieces that often contained aspects of mythology and personal responses to a combination of cultural and historical references.  'My main concern in sculpture is with abstract, formal and geometric relationships.  I use figuration as a device to introduce and direct the viewer towards a consideration of these less accessible elements of my work.'

His work was selected in the centenary celebration, 'A Century of Art in Cornwall 1889-1989'.

With his partner, the artist, Leonie WHITTON, David has reconstructed and developed Il Collegio, a residential holiday retreat for the creative person, in Puglia, southern Italy.  This has featured on the BBC in their series Grand Designs.


Sculptor, designer, carpenter, joiner and stone mason

works and access

Works incl: Cupid's Apprentice; Sculpture for the Blind, Marks & Spencer 1988; Bronze map adjacent to National Gallery of Scotland, Edinburgh; sculpture at entrance, Don Valley Stadium, Sheffield; Il Collegio, Puglia, Italy.



1989: A Century of Art in Cornwall 1889-1989, Truro

1992: Artists from Cornwall, Bristol RWA

1992: Private Views 'The Working Process', Work by 8 members of the NSA, NAG



NSA 1995 list; 2009 list


Exh Cat: 20 Years of Contemporary Art at Falmouth Art Gallery 1980-2000

Hardie (1995) 100 Years in Newlyn/Diary

Whybrow (1986) Forms and Faces: Sculptors in SW Cornwall;