Originally from Zimbabwe, Dave spent most of his youth in Durban before attending the Commercial Arts College and embarking upon a career as an illustrator and graphic designer. For many years, Dave grafted away in numerous advertising and design studios, procuring a number of award winning illustrations for packaging while growing a large portfolio of work for some major internationally recognised brands, including: Bells Whiskey, De Beers, Old Mutual and SA Brewers. In the early 1990s, change and circumstance compelled Dave to leave behind his career and focus entirely on the purely creative aspects of his fine art – a step that has never required him to look back.In his portrayal of the human form, in all its freedom, elegance and movement, Dave's art is both a conduit and the gateway out of the limiting confines of the brief. Dave now lives in the peaceful serenity of the Little Karoo. He has two sons. His eldest son Daniel is an aspiring comic artist.