David Curtis was born in Doncaster in 1948. David headed an engineering design team until 1988 when he became a full time painter

He was elected to the Royal Society of Marine Artists in 1983 and a member of the Royal Institute of Oil Painters in 1988. He exhibits at the major Societies, has regular one-man exhibitions and is a highly successful author.

David, a regular exhibitor at the Royal Academy's summer exhibition, also lectures and demonstrates at major art events in the country. He was elected to the board of governors, Federation of British Artists, London 1991-1994 and has work held in collections, both nationally and abroad.

Essentially a 'plein air' and figurative painter, working in both oils and watercolours, he observes transient lighting conditions and effects of atmosphere in his compositions.