David Abse was born in London in December 1958 and went to Art School in Wolverhampton in the 1980s. He worked for many years in the voluntary sector in the UK - including several years as a union representative, and more years as CEO of Islington Voluntary Actiion Council (IVAC). After leaving IVAC in 2005 David set up a freelance consultancy business, Throughout these years David continued drawing and painting part time. Five years ago he moved to France, and returned to painting, drawing and printmaking full time, living with his family in a small house in the beautiful medieval village of Les Matelles in the Hérault. His works span abstraction and figurative repreesntation and often executed in mixed media and spraypaint.