David’s father used to work at the Royal Academy of Arts. Every now and again he and his brother would get access to the galleries before they opened to the public. These were in the days before CCTV, and the security guards weren’t on duty. They were free to absorb all this art – which they did. Touching the odd Picasso. Licking the odd Warhol. He recommends you do not touch national treasures too much as it can get you in a lot of trouble. Unless you are sure you can get away with it. From this point, David knew he wanted to be an artist.