Do you know what I find most impressive about David's work? Yes, his use of colour is perfect, but he makes his paintings using Adobe Illustrator (to me this is amazing in itself!). This will sound silly but I can barely make my way around Photoshop, so people using this type of technology to create artwork is quite amazing to me, I love it.
I remember spending a week in the graphics department at college while I was doing my Art Foundation course. I couldn't work Photoshop at all back then, and I remember my classmates all dilligently working at the computers, making impressive designs with the software while I wandered about the department, went to the photocopier, the cafe, anything to avoid working. I ended up with what was essentially a print-out of every effect I could find in the Filter section (rushed on the last day after a telling off for mucking about). I felt so lost and distincly loath to learn, I still struggle with this, Rich will sit down with me, carefully explain how to do whatever I want to do in Photoshop, and I find my mind drifting, a little like Homer Simpson's does sometimes!
It's become easier as I've persisted with the software but I'll not lie, I do still bodge my way around sometimes.