Dave J Markham was born and bred in the North of England, in the Lancashire mill town of Brierfield back in 1963. A typical education saw him leave Walton High School for Nelson and Colne College, followed by studying Business Studies at degree level at Preston Polytechnic (as was). Departing said higher educational establishment with a 2:1 tucked under his arm in 1984, Markham decided upon pursuing a career in marketing, taking up roles with the likes of General Foods, BP and Booker, before later assuming a position within the fishing industry in Grimsby.
Dave's latest collection “Brits and Mortar” features the famous locations of writers, actors, and musician’s homes used in Dave’s collection. His quirky interpretation of these buildings have made his work both popular and iconic. The pieces are full of character and personality, the whimsical illustrations bringing individuality and cheer to whatever environment in which they are placed.
Dave also likes to add a small depiction of a rabbit into his works and signature, another sign of the artist’s playful personality that shines through in his illustrations. Dave’s recognisable style captures the viewer with the charm of his pieces and none can deny that the joy that they bring.