d. W. Whitfield was born in the North East of England attending Sunderland College of Art studying fine art, and later held his first exhibition in that city. Later, after marriage settled in the city of Manchester exhibiting another solo show .To be completely independent in all creativity and be in receipt of steady income he worked as a cartographer and later as a land surveyor.
A number of books were illustrated for Heron Publishers at this while he continued to develop his artistic style evolving into a more surrealist approach.
His first showing in London also occurred at this time,and after a divorce he worked in Africa and Middle East as a land surveyor before moving to North West England to qualify as a state registered psychiatric nurse, which continued until early retirement. He continued to work with surrealism using an airbrush technique to ensure a finer detailed style of work.
Moving permanently to France he began showing in various galleries in this country and later in New York, during this early period of resettlement preferring a looser styled technique he abandoned the airbrush to work with water colours for some years before switching mediums once more to acrylics, still his preferred working material. By now he was exhibiting in Italy,Spain,Austria,USA, and Germany, as well as works being reproduced in magazines and art books A further addition to his artistic output took the form of some literary output, having published one volume of poetry, two of short stories and one novel to date.
Now permanently settled in rural France he finds it an idyllic environment in which to work and live.