After obtaining a First Class Honours degree in fashion & textiles from Middlesex University in the 1980s, David Holah launched the pioneering fashion label BodyMap with business partner Stevie Stewart. After a successful career in the fashion industry, including teaching courses at St Martins and Middlesex University, he completed an MA in printmaking at Camberwell College of Art in 2006. As an artist, he has exhibited his work in solo shows, group exhibitions and public spaces across the UK and internationally.
He currently teaches printmaking, including at Morley College where he has developed courses that enable a diverse range of students to learn, firstly the basic techniques of printmaking, and then to explore and develop their printmaking skills to expand their own specific art practice and visual language. With encouragement and personalised advice and guidance, he has watched learners grow and develop.