David Morris was born in Knareborough and studied painting and printmaking at Harrogate School of Art. He continued his studies in painting and sculpture at the Slade School of Art, London from 1959 - 1961.
While pursuing his own practice he began teaching part-time at Bradford College of Art and Harrogate College of Art where his teaching included responsibility for printmaking. This medium became of special interest to him as an artist.
Since retiring from full-time teaching in 1994 he has concentrated on his own work as painter and printmaker. His work follows in the strong tradition of etching and English landscape printing. Etching is a medium that he enjoys and explores to the full. Observation and drawing are at the heart of his work, the yorkshire landscape providing much of the subject matter. His recent visits to Cornwall have offered new starting points.
He has a long standing attachment to the Yorkshire coast, often working on the spot in less well known places like Port Mulgrave or Skinningrove, and developing ideas further in his Harrogate studio. He aims to capture the character and mood of the subject, whether it is a single tree of panoramic coastal landscape.
David has exhibited in many mixed and group shows including:
Royal Academy, Summer Exhibition - 2013 & 2015
Lasting Impressions, York - 2013
The Royal West of Engalnd Academy, Bristol
The British Print Exhibitions at the Mall Galleries, London
The Manchester Academy of Fine Art
One man shows at:
Mount Grace Priory (English Herritage) - 2012
Turnstone Gallery, Sandsend - 2011
Godfrey & Watt Gallery, Harrogate - 2007
Bianco Nero Gallery, Stokesley - 2005 & 2007
Kings Manor, York University - 2005
Zillah Bell Gallery, Thirsk - 2004
David's work is in private collections worldwide and has been selected by the House of Lords for inclusion in the Parliamentary Works of Art Collection.