David Aspden (1935-2005) was born in rural England and arrived in Australia in 1950. He is best known for his work as an abstract painter. Aspen’s work is highly regarded for his creation of vibrant colour environments, through the representation of jazz and classical music, and patterns of light. Popular representations and subject matter include harmonious, decorative reconstructions of the Australian landscape, reflecting the local light and colour palettes. Aspen’s work is exhibited across Australian collections, most notably at the National Gallery of NSW and the National Gallery of Victoria.