Kari McGowan is a watercolour artist based in West Devon, where the rugged, brooding landscape of Dartmoor is the inspiration for much of her work. She also experiments with the portrayal of the subtleties of light through pastel, mixed media, drawing and printmaking. She feels her subjects find and haunt her, dictating her choice of medium; a particular light at a particular time - trees, blossom, sheep, landscapes. The effect can be dreamlike, even spiritual, capturing a fleeting, very special moment of grace.
For over 20 years she has run Watercolour Painting courses throughout Devon and during the summer months, worked alongside the well known Dartmoor landscape painter, John Christian. Her longest running class is the South Tawton Art Group which has just celebrated over 18 years of joyful painting in the tranquil 15th century surroundings of the beautifully restored Church House, South Tawton. She has taught painting for Devon and Cornwall Adult and Community Learning and Art for Adults with Learning Difficulties and Disabilities and currently compiles the Arts and Music pages of the Dartmoor Magazine.