David Warren was born and grew up in Birmingham and studied Graphic Design at Birmingham College of Art. He subsequently worked as a graphic designer and illustrator.

Throughout his working life, and particularly since retiring in 2013, David has made and exhibited his own work in various parts of the UK. For the exhibition, Home/Town, David returned to the city, having lived in Cambridgeshire and Lincolnshire for 40 years, to explore places he recalled from his childhood.