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Richard Bavin

How would you describe the work you do and why?: 

Artist, painter, watercolourist, trees, woods

I have always loved our native trees and woodland.  My work focuses on specific places, mostly in our border country, and I have just spent a year working in Lea & Paget’s Wood, an ancient wood owned by Herefordshire Wildlife Trust. 

My aim as an artist is to convey the joy of being among trees in all weathers, and especially to capture moments when a scene is transformed by particular conditions of light and weather. My favourite medium is watercolour for its luminosity and unpredictability, and I am also experimenting with wet oil techniques.

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Artwork for Richard Bavin

Wood Edge Watercolour

Young Oak Watercolour

watercolour of trees

Young Oak on Quarry Edge 24 x 36cm

bluebells watercolour

Springtime Song 29 x 53cm

watercolour Autumn trees

Hazel Whipped by Autumn Wind 34 x 49cm

woodland sketch

Woodland Interior, outdoor sketch

sketching in woods

Richard sketching in winter


Attic Studio at The Print Shed, Madley, HR2 9JD
07792 298271
For you what does being an artist mean?: 

For me, being an artist is about the challenge of looking and experiencing my subject, trees, as deeply as I can, and then seeking equivalents in paint which distill and communicate these encounters.  I struggle to find words for this, but every now and then something happens in the painting process which is profound - it feels as though an image has come from somewhere beyond me. To balance this, three out of four of my paintings go on the bonfire, and painting is sweat and struggle as much as discovery and delight.

CV & Education: 

2012   3-day painting course with nationally renowned landscape painter David Tress

2011   3-day master class, landscape painting, Royal West of England Academy                                        

2008   Fine Art BA (1st Class Honours) at University of Gloucestershire (formerly Cheltenham School of Art)

Practice & Activities: 
Outdoor work, studio practice, workshops, invited member of national group, The Arborealists, and currently artist-in-residence with Herefordshire Wildlife Trust

Solo Shows

Lea & Paget’s Wood                                 Aug 2017, Apple Store Gallery, Hereford

Exploring Herefordshire                          Aug 2015 Apple Store Gallery, Hereford

Group Shows

The Arborealists                                       Jul 2017, Les Dortoirs des Moins, Poitiers

Into the Woods                                         Jul 2017, Chapel Gallery, Bromyard

Ewyas Harold Festival of Arts                 May 2017, Ewyas Harold, guest artist

The Arborealists                                       Apr - May 2017, Nature in Art, Twigworth

y gallery caerffili                                       Dec 2016, Caerphilly - featured artist

Crickhowell Open                                    Jun-Jul 2016, Oriel CRiC, Crickhowell

The Arborealists                                      Apr-Jun 2016, St Barbe Gallery, Lymington

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