Richard Gower studied at Batley College of Art in the 1980’s where he specialised in fine art and sculpture. Over the years he has developed a unique style, attracting a number of high profile purchasers, including The Duchess of York.
Throughout his career Gower has painted in a variety of styles but is becoming most well known for his popular Reflections collection. Observation and chance is key in creating these pieces. His self-confessed ‘voyeuristic approach’ to scouting out creative inspiration – sitting in cafes and parks and ‘people-watching’ – allows him to capture the fleeting moments of strangers’ daily activities.
The compositions, sometimes cropped at unexpected angles, have at once both a real sense of serenity and intrigue. They quietly invite the viewer to create narratives about the anonymous characters unknowingly immortalised in oil paint.