David Hall began his artistic career in the 70’s as a graphic artist/designer, working generally on “soul destroying advertising work”. He then worked for 12 years as designer/art director for the Hancock Museum of Natural History, Newcastle upon Tyne.
Since then, David has been working as a self employed artist/designer, working on exhibitions and publications for a wide variety of Heritage/ Environmental organisations.
“I have spent many years filling field and studio sketch books with the details of animal and more particularly, plant life. Throughout the seasons, from birth to decay, nature provides an endless gallery of wonderful designs. The entangled tapestry of the undergrowth is a continuous source of inspiration. I am particularly attracted to the detail, shape and form generally lost in a sea of green, sketching compositions in the field and making closer studies of plant detail in the studio that will be utilised in my design/compositions.
Style-wise my work is influenced by the decorative and graphic arts, I see this as the perfect medium for reflecting the detail and complexity of shape and form in the natural world.”