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Exhibition of Water Colours

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david mowatt


Saturday Nov 4th 11am to 5pm Free entry

Old School Room, Butt Lane, Curry Rivel

Landscapes and Urbanscapes of the countryside around Curry Rivel

Also from France Switzerland, Bristol and the South West

A note from the artist David Mowat

I have been coming from my Bristol home to Curry Rivel for over 30 years since my parents, Hugh and Camille Mowat, moved to the village. You may know Catherine, my ecologist and fiddle-playing sister, who lives with husband Matt on Dyers Lane.

Whilst I have been a community worker and musician for most of my career- my band Chai For All plays Jewish party music at Taunton CIC on the 3rd Friday – but I am now turning back increasingly to my first love, painting.

Inspired by my great uncle Thomas Picher a well-known water-colourist of south England landscapes whose paintings hung in the family house, I have always painted in situ.

Though I did Art A level, my abstract art-loving teacher spoke disparagingly of my 'painterly' approach. I didn't go on to art school. It was decades before I, an autodidact, took myself more seriously. To be fair to the art teacher, he taught me to find interest everywhere.

My work veers from carefully observed traditional land- and urban-scapes to impressionistic and now sometimes expressionistic work. I thinks of my work as a moment in space and time when painter and the object that catches my eye meet in a visual embrace, a sloppy mess of colour or carefully placed kiss of paint, not to be revisited.

My work is in private collections in England and in Switzerland and I sell at occasional exhibitions such as this one, actually my first in Curry Rivel. You can meet me, the artist, at the exhibition and haggle if you like.

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