David was educated in Jersey and trained as a commercial artist and illustrator. By 1973 he was working for himself producing design and artwork for the printing trade, these included several prestigious commissions including postage stamps and first day covers for the Jersey Postal Service. In 1981 he sold his business, this lead him into the world of the painter rather than that of the designer. He has won numerous awards and featured at many exhibitions including The Royal Society of British Artists London, The Royal Watercolour Society London, The Jersey Museum and Gallery Nine by Five in Freemantle, Austrailia. His works are in many public and private collections all over the world.