David Bowyer

I trained in Illustration at the Art School in Bristol at the end of the 1960's, and followed a freelance career for more than 30 years - working both in advertising, and illustrating childrens' books. During that time I developed a deep love for the English countryside - especially the landscape of Wessex, where I eventually settled down. I live in a quiet hamlet near Glastonbury.

Painting had always been a part of my life, and I was happy to be able to devote more time to it after I retired. I am especially drawn to the sweeping upland views in which Wessex is so abundantly rich, and particularly love the low sunlight of early morning or late afternoon, and the way in which this accentuates and defines the subtle forms of the land.

I work exclusively in oils, and am trying to move towards a looser, more free style, though all those years of highly detailed illustration work keep trying to creep back in!

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  • Kilve Beach, New Year’s Day


    The fabulous rock formations of Kilve Beach on north Somerset’s Jurassic coast are perfectly picked out by the low midwinter sunlight as seen at low tide on a very calm New Year’s day. The cliffs behind the beach are famous for their ammonites and other fossils, which are also occasionally to be found amongst the…