Dave grew up in Liverpool and studied art before attending the Royal College of Art in London.
He went on to produce the artwork, posters and tickets for the three Isle of Wight music festivals from 1968 to 1970.
After that Dave started designing cover art for books and albums including the 1975 Nazareth album Hair of the Dog and progressive rock band Popol Aces album Stolen From Time released in 1976.
Dave then created the artwork for Jon Andersons 1976 debut album Olias of Sunhillow.
In 1978 he began collaborating with fantasy writer Anne McCaffrey, producing stunning artwork for four of the Pern books.
Also featured on this site are Daves works for books by John Barth, George Macbeth and C J Cherryh.