David Connearn, born 1952, attended Queens' College Cambridge where he took a degree in History (1975), Camberwell School of Art where he obtained his BA in Fine Art (Sculpture) in 1979, and was a postgraduate at The Slade School (HDFA 1981). He was appointed John Florent Stone Fellow at the Edinburgh College of Art in 2000.

His practice is primarily based in instinctive, non figurative drawing that deals with themes of experience and temporality.
His first solo show was held at Coracle Press, London, in 1985. In 2001 he participated in two group shows at the Rooseum Centre for Contemporary Art in Malmö and the Contemporary Art Centre in Vilnius. 

Recent solo exhibitions were held at Sleeper Edinburgh and Patrick Heide Contemporary Art, London.

He has works in the public collections of the British Museum, the Arts Council England and The Economist.

He lives and works in London.