Born in Birmingham in 1950, David Eustace was encouraged by his school art teacher to follow an artistic career but financial constraints forced him to take up a carpentry apprenticeship. It was only some years later, when he was 21 that he was able to return to education. He completed a Foundation course at Sutton Coldfield Art College, followed by a degree course in Fine Art at Exeter College of Art.
After graduating, David spent six years in the USA working as a muralist. Since returning to the UK in 1986 David has earned his living as a painter and musician - for 25 years he was the drummer in the blues band ‘Junkyard Angels'. He now plays in a jazz quartet called 'Shufflebones'.
Over the years David has developed a number of themes, which he gravitates towards in a fairly random fashion. He observes the everyday world around him but presents it with an individual style and viewpoint. Painting with acrylic on board David overlays this with a light oil glaze to enhance depth and colours.
“It was only when I stopped working from life that my paintings became my own. For me imagination is the touch stone to explore an inner world of feelings and dreams.”