David Gilmore, a retired rail consulting engineer, started painting in oils at age 8 while growing up in Montreal. About 40 years ago he developed a keen interest in watercolour painting and started taking courses, first, at McGill University. After moving to Kingston in 1977, he attended courses by Don McCallum, the Kingston School of Art, and St. Lawrence College. He also had useful discussions with the late James Woods, who was a prolific painter, during this period. The first sales of his work were through commissions and in an art auction at McMartin House, Perth, Ontario. In 1989 his family moved overseas to Asia, then Europe and the UK. While posted to London, UK from 2000-2005 he studied watercolour painting under Michael Chaplin, Brian Ryder, and Ian King. Their tutelage included painting trips to Greece, Menorca and Venice. He also took a life drawing course in London. Several commissions were completed while in the UK. In 2006 he exhibited at Kingston's Artisans' Alley. He was invited by Studio22 to have a solo show there entitled "Travels with My Brush". In 2008 and 2010, while living in Switzerland, he had successful solo exhibitions in Altdorf, Uri at Kleingalerie Müller. He has exhibited at Art-in-the-Barn in 2011, 2012 and 2014. In 2013, 2014 and 2015 he exhibited at the Art-in-the-Sawmill show, and, in 2013 at the Grace Community Centre show, Sydenham. He also volunteers at the Kingston open studio called “The Mess”.