Gareth Watson (British, b. 1953)
Gareth Watson began painting full-time in 2003. He works almost exclusively in watercolour, creating timeless, semi-abstract images of landscapes that are more concerned with capturing light and space than recording the details of scenes. The locations which prompt these paintings tend to be remote and are scattered not only throughout Britain but also in such areas as the Alps, Iceland and Scandinavia. Ancient sites often make their mark, and a sense of order and balance that is almost architectural pervades the pictures, encompassing air and water as well as the land. He now divides his time between Cambridge and the Hebrides. His work has been included in the following exhibitions:
Heffers’ Summer exhibition; Cambridge (1993/94)
4 Abstract Artists; Bircham Gallery, Norfolk (1996)
With Ffiona Lewis; Broughton House Gallery, Cambridge (1998)
The Heath; Old Fire Engine House, Ely (2000)
Small is Beautiful; Bircham Contemporary Arts, Holt (2000)
Very Small Pictures; Old Fire Engine House, Ely (2001/202/03)
At the Edge of the North Wind; Morven Gallery, Isle-of-Lewis (2003/04/05/06)
Old Fire Engine House, Ely (2004)
Galeri Trekanten, Sigtuna, Sewden (2004)
Scottish Art Today; Edinburgh Festival Fringe (2005)
Cambridge Book & Print Gallery (2006)
His work features in a number of private collections in Europe, North America and Australia.
All watercolours on wove paper, framed with 4″ conservation mounts and limed wood frames.