Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Wildlife Paintings by David Cowdry

David Cowdry is a self-taught artist from a beautiful town of Llandeilo in Carmarthenshire, Wales. He is one of the most well-known Wales' artists for creating incredible wildlife paintings. His inspiration comes from the natural world around him, the picturesque Towy valley, the wild & rugged coast of west Wales, the big skies of Norfolk and the places from his travels. The most striking feature of his work is the capture of light and the landscapes along with their inhabitants. 

"I paint what I see as I see it to the best of my ability. Light & atmosphere are what i try to capture, a moment in time, an experience, a memory of beautiful light drenched landscapes & their inhabitants." - from artist's facebook page.

The owl painting on the top made me discover David's wonderful work. I had thought it was a photograph of a barn owl. The light, the rustic walls, the feathers on the wooden plank, nails and their shadows every thing is so real and precise that it would make you think twice before you decide it is a painting!