The serene and tranquil water scenes within this style are almost a complete flipside to his dusty landscapes, however these two styles and subjects are very much connected to David’s heritage, and his life growing up in the outback.
Many of these images are recreations of memories from David’s time spent fishing the waters of the Darling river, and the many lakes and tributaries that flowed from it around Menindee, a small outback town located roughly 1.5 hours drive east of Broken Hill NSW where David grew up.
As a boy, and well into his early 20’s, one of David’s favorite escapes was camping and fishing with family and friends around the river and lakes at Menindee. Even as a very young child, he remembers driving to Menindee with his father, who interestingly, lived in the area for most of his childhood. David says, ‘there was nothing more relaxing than watching the sun go down on the water, and observing the reflections as the bird life settled into the trees for the night; those images and memories will be forever etched into my mind’.