Artwork for Richard Bavin
Alders and Willows, Winter Evening
Spring Ash, Chiff Chaff Calling
Morning, North Wood
Oak with Rosebay Willowherb
White Wood, Spring Light
Winter, Crisp and Cold
I love the natural world, especially our native trees and woodland, so all my work is based on outdoor studies at specific locations e.g. Queenswood and Bodenham Lake nature reserves.
I have been artist-in-residence with Herefordshire Wildlife Trust for over 5 years and am an invited member of The Arborealists , a diverse group of artists who focus on the tree motif.
To look deeply to find out what is really there rather than what I expect to find
To be immersed in all the subtle nuances which make up the character of a tree, a wood, a habitat
To experiment with colour, mark, composition to try to encapsulate what I have seen and experienced
To make paintings which connect with other people and perhaps enable them to see afresh when they next go down to the woods...
Landscape painter working in oil, watercolour and drawing media
All my subjects are trees, woodland and nature
My studio is at Unit 6 which is part of Artsite 3 in Hereford. My practice is a cycle of sketching and recording out on location and then using this to distill experiences into studio paintings.
I run occasional workshops and art events listed on my web site and e-newsletter.
Art Foundation at Hereford College of Art and Fine Art degree at University of Gloucester
Self employed artist for 20 years
Land into Art - Sep-Oct 2020, Made in the Marches Gallery - curated show
Trees & Woodland on Exmoor & Dartmoor - Sep-Nov 2020, The Arborealists at Somerset Museum
Wildflower Meadows - Jun-Aug 2020, Apple Store Gallery, Hereford - invited group show
The Arborealists - Dec-Mar 2020, National Memorial Arboretum
The Arborealists & Guests - Sep-Oct 2019, Fyne Court (National Trust) - part of Somerset Art Festival
The Arborealists - Aug 2019, The Young Gallery, Salisbury
A Wye Valley Woodland Through Artists' Eyes - July 2019-2020, Monmouth Museum & Gallery
Side by Side (The Arborealists & St Ives Society of Artists) - Sep-Nov 2018, St Ives
Artist Showcase - Sep 2018, Canwood Gallery, Herefordshire
The Arborealists - Jul-Aug 2018, John Davies Gallery, Moreton-in-Marsh
The Arborealists - Jul-Sep 2018, Black Swan Arts, Frome
The Arborealists in Lady Park Wood - May-Sep 2018, Monmouth Museum
The Arborealists - Dec-Jan 2018, Art Bermondsey Project Space, London
h.Art Open Studios - annual, Sep, The Print Shed with public art events
Apple Store Gallery
Made in the Marches Gallery
Timothy Hawkins Gallery