David Tyrwhitt was born Bristol, England. He was a renowned exploration geologist and involved in the establishment of the Telfer Gold mine. He travelled extensively in his role of CEO of New-mount mining and Ashton Mining. During his travels he was inspired by the natural beauty of many countries. He has started with sketching them and later, transformed them to oil painting. He has been painting since 1999 and was strongly influenced by well known Melbourne artist Brian Kewley.