David Gilmore, a retired rail engineer, started painting in oils at age 8. Today he works mainly in watercolour and acrylics. About 35 years ago he developed his keen interest in watercolour painting. Work took him to Asia and parts of Europe. While posted to London, UK from 2000-2005 he studied watercolour painting under Michael Chaplin, Brian Ryder, and Ian King. Several commissions were completed while in the UK. Back in Canada in 2006, he exhibited at Kingston's Artisans' Alley and was invited by gallery, Studio22, to have a solo show. In 2008 and 2010, he had successful solo exhibitions in Altdorf, Switzerland. In 2011, 2012 and 2014 he was invited to exhibit at the Art-in-the-Barn and he exhibited at the Rideau Valley Art Festival Show in 2011 and 2012. In 2012 he was chosen to hang two works at the Brockville arts Centre. In 2013 he participated in the first show at the Sawmill in Verona, ON. Recently he has developed an interest in acrylics. He is a member of the Rideau Lakes artists' Association and volunteers at "The Mess", an open studio in Kingston, Ontario.