David Wilson was born in Kirkintilloch, Scotland. He went on to earn a B.A. in Painting at St. Martin's School of Art in London and an M.F.A in Painting from Syracuse University in New York. Wilson's oeuvre spans a wide range of media, including painting, printmaking, mural production and stage design. He has exhibited in the U.S. and abroad for over 35 years. After living and working in New York City for many years, Wilson relocated to North Haven, where he now spends his time making art and running Hopkins Wharf Gallery with his partner, David Hopkins.