Working currently as the artist HONEST DAVE, he is interested in the creative treatment of actuality. He takes true stories and incorporates them into songs, photographs, films and installations in an attempt to make sense of the world, but with the deeply held suspicion that the world is NON- sense.
He has an enormously varied creative background including 13 years in community arts as Co-Director / musician / film maker, working with disadvantaged groups in schools, prisons and the wider community. He has expertise in running music and film making workshops with individuals and groups with disabilities. As a director, editor, camera operator, sound recordist, music composer, he has contributed to a diverse range of films, including documentary, drama, art and dance.
From 2000 he has composed soundtracks for many films, live theatre and gallery, with broadcasts on BBC and ITV and presentations in Nottingham Playhouse and Northampton’s Royal and Derngate Theatres, National Centre for Popular Music, Sheffield, Phoenix Arts and City Gallery, Leicester.
He has collaborated and continues to collaborate with dancers, digital artists, composers, performers, writers, makers and visual artists, to explore such themes as tragedy, sexuality, compulsion, play, humiliation, voyeurism, mass entertainment, mass media, often with an underlying joie de vivre.
Continuing from his time in Community Arts, his more recent Contemporary Art work still reflects the underlying themes of social cohesion, inclusion and multiculturalism and he is always interested in developing new audiences for artworks.