Only after retiring did David finally indulge in his lifelong love of drawing and painting. He has had no formal education in the arts whatsoever, and is totally self taught.

He is currently following a path which is taking him through early sailing ships and great lakes excursion boats of the late 1800 and early 1900's with a nostalgic look at the waterfronts and early steamers that plied Georgian Bay, Muskoka, and the Kawartha Lakes areas.