David Gleeson has exhibited in numerous solo and group shows in London, elsewhere in the UK, the USA and Johannesburg. He has won prizes in twenty-eight competitions including the ‘Discerning Eye’ and ‘Hunting Art’. In 2011 he was shortlisted for The Sunday Times Watercolour Competition and was ‘Highly Commended’, won ‘Best Drawing’ at the SGFA Open 2016 and ‘The Anthony J Lester Art Critic Award’ at the R.I. Open 2019.

He has work in Chester City Collection, Staffordshire County Council Collection, Keele University Collection and Aberystwyth University Collection and a Stained Glass Window dedicated by H.R.H. Queen Elizabeth II in Saint Mary’s Church, Stafford, 2006. His work has also been shown at the National Portrait Gallery and the Mall Galleries.