Following an early career in commercial art, David
turned to full-time painting in 1978. His painting of an 18th century
frontiersman was selected for the poster for the Fine Arts Pavilion
at the 1982 World's Fair. In addition, David's paintings have been
featured in television documentaries and as covers and illustrations
for numerous books and magazines. An avid historian, he has written
scholarly articles for various publications, as well as contributing
chapters in some well-known books on the American frontier.
David appeared on television as an historical consultant
in Boone & Crockett: The Hunter-Heroes, which has aired numerous
times on the History Channel. He was recently named as Art Director
for Native Suns Productions' high definition, award -winning film
Daniel Boone and the Westward Movement for the Cumberland Gap National
Park. More recently, he provided art direction for the Native Sun
Productions History Channel film: First Invasion - The War of 1812,
for which he received a Prime Time Emmy nomination. His portrait
of Confederate boy hero, Sam Davis hangs in the Sam Davis Boyhood
Home Museum in Smyrna, TN. He has also completed a signature painting
of Martin's Station for the Wilderness Road State Park Visitors'
Center at Ewing, VA.
David and his wife Jane live outside Nashville, Tennessee.