Leaving Architecture to become a Successful Artist, ft. David Horgan

David is a qualified Architect and a self-taught London-based painter interested in storytelling and social commentary, conveying fictional narratives often with figurative scenes expressed through raw and emotive style with a healthy dose of humour. 

I met David years ago when I decided to leave Architecture to become something else, I didn’t know what at the time, so I fell into a career in recruitment. 

For many, it’s a stepping stone for those leaving Architecture to become something else. David’s career since then has boomed as an Artist. 

Far from a side hustle after hours while working an architecture job, he has his own studio, has been featured in several exhibitions and is an artist in residence for Liberty London. Pretty cool eh?! 

Join us in an open conversation on his journey of leaving behind practising Architecture to become a full-time artist who can pay the bills without doing the all-nighters! 


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