Richard Gower (b.1962, UK) is a fine artist known for his contemporary oil paintings rendered in his characteristic Impressionist-inspired style.
Throughout his career Gower has painted in a variety of styles, taking inspiration from Modern Masters such as Sickert, Monet, Picasso and Bacon. Over the past few years Gower has developed his recognisable painting technique and found great success with his ‘Reflections’ series.
Observation and chance are key to Gower’s practice. His self-confessed voyeuristic approach to scouting out creative inspiration – sitting in cafes and parks and people-watching – allows him to capture fleeting moments of passers-by with warmth and delicacy. Taking these impressions and memories back to the studio, Gower’s semi-abstracted works are calm and contemplative, and reveal the artist’s pleasure in the simple, quiet moments in life.
Gower has enjoyed sell-out group and solo shows in Central London art galleries, with many of his works now in private collections across the UK, Europe and the US. He has also worked on a number of private commissions, including a family portrait for a residence in Almancil, a London cityscape for the Lord Mayor of Westminster, and a special commission for the Duchess of York.
He has also had a work submitted and accepted by the Royal Household.
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