David Penman has had a long interest in understanding creative processes and he directed this towards science as an entomologist and a career in senior roles in academia and research institutes. He began to realise the value of collaboration and encouraged links between science and the arts. With retirement came training in painting with a focus on oils.
David was inspired by the efforts of his twin brother John, who despite being limited through disability from cerebral palsy, has produced some amazing art over many years (See John's art). Sadly John passed away on 19 February, 2019.