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Richard Bavin

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Artwork for Richard Bavin

November Light, Stanner

Outdoor Sketch, oak in Worsell Wood

Outdoor sketch of ancient native black poplar

Details

Telephone: 
07792 298271
How would you describe the work you do and why?: 

My work is project based e.g. Yazor Brook, Staverton Thicks, Birches Farm
I have been artist-in-residence with Herefordshire Wildlife Trust for over 8 years and am an invited member of two national groups: The Arborealists and The PLACE Collective

For you what does being an artist mean?: 

To look closely and try to see what is really there rather than what I expect to find
To be immersed in the subtle nuances which make up the character of a tree, a wood, a habitat
To experiment with colour, mark, composition to try and encapsulate what I have seen and experienced
To make paintings which connect with other people and perhaps enable them to see afresh

Describe what you call yourself/your practice?: 

Landscape painter working mostly in watercolour
I focus on native trees and woodland but with Herefordshire Wildlife Trust have ventured into wildflower meadows and other habitats.

Your practice & activities include e.g workshops, teaching: 

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.

CV & Education, relevant & leading to your artistic practice: 

Art Foundation at Hereford College of Art and Fine Art degree at University of Gloucester
Self employed artist for 24 years

Exhibitions in the last 3 years: 

Rockfield Arts: Jan-Mar 23 annual show of studio artists from Apple Store Gallery, Artsite 3 and Unit 6
Tree of Life: Nov-Dec 2023, The Arborealists at ACEArts, Somerton
At the Water’s Edge: Nov 2023, The Arborealists at The Pie Factory, Margate
Into and Out of the Woods: Sep 2023, h.Art at Little Logaston
Wilder Hereford in Art & Poetry: Jul-Aug 2023 Apple Store Gallery, invited group show co-curated with Marion Campbell
Save the Wye: summer 2022, group fundraising show at Canwood Gallery
Trees & the Sacred: Apr-May 2022, Arborealists & Friends at Norwich Cathedral
Regeneration: Apr-May 2022, Arborealists at Nature in Art linked to Queens's Green Canopy project
The Tree of Life: 2022, Stanton Guildhouse in the Cotswolds

Your gallery outlets/stockists: 

Apple Store Gallery
Prints & cards from Herefordshire Wildlife Trust e-shop and shops

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