David entered the Cape Technikon in 1987 studying Graphic Design. He majored in illustration and received the top student award on graduating.
In 1990 he married Dina, a fellow student. After his studies he freelanced as a designer/illustrator but did not enjoy the restrictions the job imposed on him.
During these years he had some success as an artist but not enough to ensure a living. Some large commissions, along with a sell-out first exhibition enabled him to paint full-time from 1999 onwards.
Some notable commissions included;
The President Hotel; Sea Point
The Radisson Hotel; Granger Bay
Constantia Medi Clinic
Tiger Brand Food Head Offices
Da Vinci Hotel, Johannesburg
In 2002 a book, entitled ‘David Kuijers Paints the Town’was published in Cape Town. In 2004 He worked with British Publishers, DeMontford Fine Art and was included in their Ultimate Collection of that year. David currently lives in Greyton with his wife and 3 children. David works in a variety of styles and techniques, broadly separated (by himself) into 4 categories according to the techniques employed. There are, however, more strong stylistic variations within these categories.