Only after retiring did David finally indulge in his lifelong love of drawing, and then one day he decided to add some colour - and so it went, one painting after another. He has had no formal education in the arts whatsoever, and is totally self taught. His favourite form of expression takes many paths, from poster art or a simple still life, to a more serious view of his favourite subject - ships and boats of all kinds. He still looks slightly sheepish if you call him an Artist, and occasionally refers to himself as "Just a guy who likes to paint" .