David Brooke was born in Somerset but now lives in Dorset. He attended Yeovil School of Art (1972-75) and Hull College of Art (1975-78), where he obtained BA (Hons) in Graphic Design. David is a Past President of the Society of Graphic Fine Art, he is also a member of the National Acrylic Painters’ Association, the Society for Art of Imagination and the Bath Society of Artists.
David’s earlier works are illustrations of actual myths and legends, but he began to believe that since people knew the stories they did not look at the paintings as works in themselves but only saw the story depicted and so his more recent work are not based on any particular legend, but by there subject create the feeling of myth of folk-tale. There is often something of a humorous or quirky nature about his work. His earlier works are oil paintings, in 1994 he changed to acrylics first on canvas and more recently on paper. During his career David has produced numerous pen & ink drawings and occasionally he works with oil pastels.