David Cation was born in Orangeville Ontario in 1965. David is a self taught artist, known for large boldly coloured figurative paintings. His subjects depict portraits of lovers, dancers, boxers, day-glow skeletons and angels.
David's understanding of the human being in its rawest format brings strong emotion to anyone looking onward. Uncomfortable subjects for some, the honest struggle of humanity is no doubt felt when experiencing David's paintings.
David's paintings have been widely exhibited and collected in museums and galleries in Canada the United States and Europe. In 2003 he was the only Canadian represented in the exhibit SKULLS, alongside works by Andy Warhol and Georgia O'keefe. Recently he was exhibited in the show of outsider artists entitled Touched by Fire at the Royal Ontario Museum. David continues to paint out of his Ottawa studio.