David has always drawn, painted and sculpted animals. His meeting with wildlife sketching pioneer Dr Eric Ennion whilst in his late teens, affirmed the importance of direct observation in the portrayal of all living creatures. His thirst for knowledge and accuracy in his work is fuelled by a passion and profound understanding of animal anatomy, which he gained during two years as a professional taxidermist.

His field expeditions and conservation work have taken David to some of the world’s remotest wildlife refuges. Kenya’s vast savannahs, Madagascar’s rain forests, coral atolls of Jamaica, India’s tiger sanctuaries, Arctic tundra and New Zealand’s remotest islands, are all listed.

Born in the North East of England, David has four children and now lives with his wife and family in the foothills of the Cumbrian Pennines.

email: david@cemmickandwylder.com