David's Father taught me music as a child. David was a couple of years older than me. David went on to teach maths at the same school. Many years later and many adventures later, facebook arrived and I kept on seeing Davids art work appear. It turns out that not only has David been a teacher, head of the life boat rescue, but also became Lieutenant Commander in the Navy. Unfortunately, he was sent
into combat in charge of a naval helicopter. The horrors he and his co-pilots witnessed took its toll and after a few years, David realized he needed help. There is little assistance to the troops who suffer but between David and his amazing wife Angela, they beat the odds. One of the supporting groups suggested he try painting as therapy for his now diagnosed PTSD, so after 34 years he began painting. In two years what he has produced has gone from strength to strength. His work is so versatile, yet everyone has an intimate moment and you feel like you are invading someones privacy. I took a gamble and commissioned him to do a portrait of me and the kids for my husbands Birthday. I went to my old school home, Lyme Regis, in Dorset for the first time in MANY years. The connection between David and his wife were like we had known each other all our lives. We both agree we are meant to be on this journey. What will come of it is all unclear, but we know this is the path we are to follow. If you appreciate a true artist, please stop by the gallery between 10-2 or call me 910-616-1966 and I will be more than happy to schedule an appointment. His work needs to be felt. Once you step into the painting you won't leave.