David Rowlands studied at the Nottingham College of Art before graduating and going on to enjoy a highly successful, international career, as Fashion designer. Through his career he has travelled extensively in Asia, the Americas, Europe and Africa. In every country of his travels he has taken an interest in its ethnic people and, through his art, he endeavours to capture the colour and vibrancy of their lives, especially in Africa. His experience in the fashion experience has given him a particular ability to portray fabrics and clothing. Having returned to England after many years of living in Spain, David has settled in , West Yorkshire, where he has been able to concentrate on his art and has been able to devote his time to his painting, and has become a keen member of the Todmorden Arts Group where he is energetically producing his colourful artworks, which are attracting considerable interest.