I have always drawn and painted. Encouraged by my parents, and inspired by Saturday morning art classes from the age of 9, the urban landscape of 1950s Manchester made a deep impression on me, and remains a strong underlying influence in my work.

From 1974 I studied in Manchester and then went on to Bath Academy.

In 1985 I established Dave Parkinson Murals, and have produced numerous large-scale art works over the last 20 years.

In 2001 we moved to South Wales. Since then, as well as my commercial commissions, I have returned to easel painting and my long-time themes of fairground imagery and urban decline.

A selection of these, and other types of work, are displayed on the Galleries pages.