Richard Sowman

Landscape and interior studies in oil

Cornwall-based artist Richard Sowman is a highly respected and dedicated painter with work shown at the Royal Academy and galleries throughout Europe. He trained at Byam Shaw and Falmouth School of Art in the early seventies and worked for many years with sailing boats and carpentry before returning to full-time painting in 1999.

These paintings are all about light and shadow, he says: “I’m intrigued by the way light from the sun hits things and transforms, a dramatic alchemy.

“Illusion also interests me at a technical, nut-and-bolts level: how it might be possible to communicate a vision of light with some coloured powders ground up in linseed oil and plopped around with bristles stolen from pigs and squirrels. At one level there’s a piece of cloth or wood with some smears and scrapes and blobs; and at another, there’s maybe the memory of a dusty room lit by a shaft of westering sun.”

Richard Sowman

 

Richard Sowman    Flooding Tide    oil on board    45x45cm    2009    £795

 

Richard Sowman    Lake    oil on board    30x30cm    2014    £495

 

Richard Sowman    Morning Boat Shed    oil on board    60x60cm    2014    £1350

 

Richard Sowman    Night Fall    oil on board    60x60cm    2014    £1340

 

Richard Sowman    Poppies II    oil on board    50x50cm    2009    £1050

 

Richard Sowman    River Hut    oil on board    30x30cm    2014    £495

 

Richard Sowman    Crossing Point

 

Richard Sowman   Interior

Richard Sowman    Room with a View    oil on board    60x70cm    2011    £1380

 

Richard Sowman    Signs of Spring    oil on canvas    50x50cm    2014    £1050

 

Richard Sowman    Source    oil on board    60x60cm    2014    £1350

 

Richard Sowman    Steps in June    oil on canvas    50x50cm    2015    £1050

 

Richard Sowman    Warm January    oil on board    60x60cm    2012    £1350

 

Richard Sowman    Wicker Chair    oil on canvas    60x60cm    2014    £1350

 

Richard Sowman   Birdbath

 

Richard Sowman   Cane Table

 

Richard Sowman   Cotton Sail