Brooke was born in Somerset but now lives in Dorset. He attended
Yeovil School of Art (1972-75) and Hull College of Art (1975-78),
where he gained BA (Hons) in Graphic Design. David is a Past
President (2000-06) and past Hon. Treasurer (1995-2000) of the
Society of Graphic Fine Art. He is also a member and regularly
exhibits with the South West Academy of Fine and Applied Arts,
the National Acrylic Painters' Association, the Society for
Art of Imagination and the Bath Society of Artists. For 3 years
(2002-04) David was the Arts and Administration Manager of the
Yeovil Arts Centre, and for 4 years he was employed by the Octagon
Theatre, Yeovil, as their Visual Arts Co-ordinator.
for David's paintings often originate from mythology, although
interpreted and embellished by his imagination, sometimes
the pictures create the feeling of myth or folk-tale although
not based on any actual story. There is often something of
a humorous or quirky nature about his work. His earlier works
are oil paintings on either board or canvas, in 1994 he changed
to acrylic paint first on canvas and more recently on paper.
During his career David has produced numerous pen & ink
drawings and occasionally he works with oil pastels.