Anne Griffith McColl, who first hired David, remembers him as “the nicest and kindest of staff,” and also someone who was easily imposed because he was so agreeable. She remembers him as funny and a great companion.
Neither she, nor Ruth Tracy, remember him as a particularly natty dresser, nor had they ever since him in a Tux, but they do agree that he looks good in one. Ruth also confirms that David’s favourite pub in town was the Pilot House where, according to his obit, “an all-out piss up will be held” at a later date.
Artist and mentor
Posted by Stephanie O’Brien (Student of David’s on Monday, July 23, 2018
My sincerest condolences to the family on your loss. David Perkins was a remarkable man and educator. I remember his infectious smile which was always most noticeable around tea time at the college. I loved his incredible wit and sense of humour. I am very saddened by David’s passing but I will always cherish those awesome times at art school
An honour to have been taught and mentored
Posted by Charlie Ebbs (former student) On Monday, July 23, 2018
My memories of David all involve his kindness and good humour, funny stories, accurate but gently-stated critiques, and his own incredible artistic ability – which he shared with all of us as both as lesson and inspiration. And, of course, it is as fresh as yesterday; having a beer and a chat about life down at the Pilot House or the KBC. My sincere condolences to his friends and family.