David was born into a loving family in the back streets of Dover in 1950.
He just passed his eleven plus exam and sometimes attended Dover Grammar School for Boys where he excelled at sport and art.
He went up to Wolverhampton Polytechnic to study Art between 1968-72. He thrived there on a training, which reflecting the times, was both traditional and avant-garde.
David has maintained his art practice throughout his life, supporting it when needed through a wide variety of work experiences, including youth worker, teacher and company director. He has traveled extensively, spending periods of time in many countries, always sketching, taking photographs and collecting ephemera. In 2000, his wife Carole chose to leave corporate life as Head of Design at WHSmith HQ to become an active partner with Davidbentstudio alongside her consultancy work, writing and commitments to social justice.
David combines his diverse experiences with his acute powers of observation and clever craftwork to create his artworks. The more you look at his substantial body of work, his collection of paintings, photographs and collages, the more intriguing and substantial it becomes.
Over the years David's innovative approach to his interest in aviation and aerospace has established him as a leading artist in this field.
David exhibits his work locally, nationally and internationally and his work is held in national, private and corporate collections across the World.
He is happily married to his lovely wife Carole who has supported and been an active partner in David Bent Studio since 2000. They live and work in their studio home in Swindon, Wiltshire.