Born in Ibadan Oyo State, Nigeria. David Olatunde Taiwo attended the polytechnic Ibadan where he studied Fine and Applied Arts. He was also trained and monitored by various professional masters who had a great influence on his art in the areas of oil and acrylic painting, linoleum etching, Syntax stone sculpting, and printmaking.
His art is a fusion of African art form, motifs, and patterns with a contemporary art form which he calls African synthesis. All these he expressed on his works, especially the wood panels, which were inspired and motivated by works of great professional masters like prof. El Anasuie and Mr Gerald Chukwuma.
His uniqueness as an artist has been expressed through beautiful and mature works of art. His pursuit of a professional career in art is evident in the exhibitions he stages in galleries and open spaces in Nigeria and overseas.