After some years in architectural practice, David decided to retire and try painting watercolours for a living.
More than forty years later that experiment continues. His work describes both his particular interest in built form and landscape, particularly Worcestershire. For a third of a century, together with his wife, Linda, he ran his own contemporary fine art gallery and his work has become known around the county.
Historic buildings such as Worcester Cathedral or the ruins of Witley Court, together with their settings, are David’s natural choice of subjects. Each image is an exploration, a response to architectural history, recording his view of the continuing life of interesting and beautiful places.
Although his subjects may be considered familiar, his viewpoints are fresh, the angles are different. David’s endeavour is to reveal novel aspects of places that may be thought to be well known. Further examples of his work may be seen on www.davidbirtwhistle.com