David Larwill (1956–2011) was an Australian artist recognisable by his distinctive and exuberant style based on bold colour, stylised figures and simplified form. Although best known as a figurative expressionist painter, Larwill was also a draughtsman and printmaker of note. He produced many drawings, watercolours, ceramics and sculptures as well as etchings, lithographs and screenprints. In a career that stretched over 30 years, Larwill held over 25 solo exhibitions and participated in scores of group shows. He was instrumental in the establishment of the Roar Studios in Brunswick Street, Fitzroy. Throughout the 1990s and 2000s, David Larwill’s international reputation was enhanced by new commissions, exhibitions and awards. His work is held in many collections including The British Museum, London, the National Gallery of Australia, the National Gallery of Victoria and the Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney.