David finds painting beach scenes and seascapes to be among his most enjoyable and relaxing forms of expression. Living and working alongside some of Australia’s most famous beaches, has been a driving force behind his inspiration. His images of Australian beach life are portrayed in a very impressionistic style. Beginning with a hand sketch onto canvas, he then completes his scene in acrylic paint. After setting the work aside to dry for a day or two, he then begins to paint layer upon layer of luxurious oil colours, lavishly and thickly applied by pallet knife, while at the same time, allowing areas of the original under work to show through. Each image seeks to draw the viewer’s attention to an expansive depth; random knife strokes, scratches and seeming insignificant blobs of paint suddenly become objects and people who appear to be engaged in all manner of activities. David’s beach scenes are both romantic and realistic observations of life at the beach.