David Brown is forging a reputation as a talented landscape artist, using a rich palate of warm ochres to speak about country that is important to him. David won the Emerging Artist Award in the 2022 Royal Art Prize in Perth WA
"I was born in Perth but grew up in Mulan and went to school there before returning to Perth for boarding high school. My mother, Ivy Robertson, was an artist at the art centre in Balgo. After school I went west of Alice Springs to spend time with my Dad and his family at Kiwirrkurra community. I watched the old people paint there."
David enjoyed living in Kiwirrkurra and learnt much from his grandfather about his Country, particularly from famous Papunya Tula artist Uta Uta Tjangala.