In 2015, a family relocation to London prompted David to shift his focus to the study of traditional classical drawing and painting. Initially based at the London Atelier of Representational Art, he was influenced and inspired by Travis Seymour. When Seymour started the Barnes Atelier, David followed to continue his full-time training. From still life to figurative work, he has been captivated by the process of mastering materials and continually refining his foundational skills as a draughtsman. He loves the process of conquering light, shadow, and value, as well as working with graphite, chalk, and charcoal.