David Paterson a talented self-taught artist and portrait painter from Elgin Scotland with a background in decorative arts, has no formal art qualification above O-level art at school, it wasn't till his early 20s that David took an interest in drawing and painting as a hobby. He has two diplomas; Computer Data Processing and Small Business Financial Management. Having had a varied career working in the construction industry and data processing for many years he is now able to dedicate most of his time to painting and drawing.
With over 30 years' experience, David's speciality is the painting of portraits although his work covers a variety of subjects including landscapes, animals, pets and still life. He works predominantly in oils and acrylics, but also creates graphite portraits and drawings. His landscapes are colourful and realistic, reflecting his point of view and feeling for his surroundings.