David Ball originates from Coventry, England, having attended the Coventry College of Art, studying illustration and graphic design. He immigrated to Canada in 1978 where he has continued to develop his artistic and creative styles. David has worked with most mediums but prefers to use pastels. David moved to Fort McMurray in 1981 as a graphic illustrator for Syncrude Canada. Over the years, David has been commissioned to produce illustrations of bucketwheels and draglines, trucks and shovels for a number of oilsand companies. David has not settled into a particular niche but enjoys painting a wide variety of subjects including landscape, marine, wildlife, city scape and portraits. Since retiring from Syncrude Canada, David’s art focuses more on local landscapes featuring the rivers and river valleys in our community, as well as the mountain parks near Banff. Supporting our community is important to David as he has donated pieces to local charities’ fundraising events. His work has been shown in galleries in Edmonton, Fort McMurray, England, and in many private and corporate collections.