Born 1932 in London David Brackman is considered one of the
most outstanding marine artists working today. David's love
of the Sea started as a result of being evacuated to the
East Coast of England during the second world war. It was
there as a child that he was drawn to the drama and beauty
of the sea. After school and college David turned to marine
model-making as a career and this accounts for the high degree
of technical accuracy in his work. Although this work was
very successful, he won a gold medal at one of the best model
exhibitions in London, he was needed by the family business.
Again he achieved great success only this time it was as
a fashion designer. During this period the call of the sea
was always there and at every opportunity he went yachting
These years of practical experience show in the run and state of the seas he paints. Having got the practical experience of yachts and the sea and worked out the wanderlust that is in most of us he that turned to the hard job of making a living from marine art. This was not as difficult as he imagined and on his very first foray into the art world a noted West End Gallery sold his first four paintings on the day they were delivered.