Watson, Gavin

Bio

Born in Sunderland in 1962, Gavin Watson lives and works in rural Northumberland. He is inspired by the region, its history and the rich variety of wildlife inhabiting its landscape. His paintings explore the relationship between human and animal, and the internal and external worlds they share. Gavin has exhibited his work in New York, with Cricket Hill Associates Gallery and has regularly been selected for the BP National Portrait award. He was selected for the Columbia Threadneedle Art prize 2018 and the New Light Art Prize and touring exhibition 2018. He is currently represented in London by the Jonathan Cooper, Park Walk Gallery. His work is in private collections in North America, Europe and the UK.

Awards

  • 2019 New Light Prize Exhibition Visitors' choice Award, Lucky Jim

Exhibitions

  • 2017 Home Alone, Jonathan Cooper Park Walk Gallery, London
  • 2017 New Year 2017 New Art, Jonathan Cooper Park Walk Gallery, London
  • 2016 New Year 2016 New Art, Jonathan Cooper Park Walk Gallery, London
  • 2015 Beasts - Equine, Bovine & More, John Davis Gallery, Moreton-in-Marsh, Gloucestershire
  • 2015 Flock & Stock, Jonathan Cooper Park Walk Gallery, London
  • 2014 New Contemporaries, Jonathan Cooper Park Walk Gallery, London
  • 2002 Portraits, Cricket Hill Gallery, New York
  • 2001 BP Portrait Award Show, National Portrait Gallery
  • 2001 Group Show, Cricket Hill Gallery, New York
  • 1999 BP Portrait Award Show, National Portrait Gallery
  • 1999 One man, Cricket Hill Gallery, New York
  • 1995 BP Portrait Award Show, National Portrait Gallery
  • 1993 BP Portrait Award Show, National Portrait Gallery
  • 1992 Artists At The Bunker, Grey's Art Gallery, hartlepool
  • 2017 New Light Prize Touring Exhibition 2017/18, Bowes Museum, County Durham

Education

  • 1986 BA (Hons) Fine Art, Sunderland Polytechnic
  • 1982 HND Illustration, Harrow Art College
Lucky Jim, 2016 (oil on canvas)
Lucky Jim, 2016 (oil on canvas)

AHM3273258: © Gavin Watson / Bridgeman Images

Creature Comforts, 2016, (oil on canvas)
Creature Comforts, 2016, (oil on canvas)

AHM3273262: © Gavin Watson / Bridgeman Images

Buck Passing, 2013, (oil on canvas)
Buck Passing, 2013, (oil on canvas)

AHM3273263: © Gavin Watson / Bridgeman Images

Clyde, 2016, (oil on poplar panel)
Clyde, 2016, (oil on poplar panel)

AHM3273264: © Gavin Watson / Bridgeman Images

Serengetishire, 2013, (oil on canvas)
Serengetishire, 2013, (oil on canvas)

AHM3273268: © Gavin Watson / Bridgeman Images

A Trick of the Tail, 2016, (oil on canvas)
A Trick of the Tail, 2016, (oil on canvas)

AHM3277519: © Gavin Watson / Bridgeman Images

Pom,Tiddely-pom, 2016, (oil on linen)
Pom,Tiddely-pom, 2016, (oil on linen)

AHM3277520: © Gavin Watson / Bridgeman Images

Bonnie; 2016, (oil on poplar panel)
Bonnie; 2016, (oil on poplar panel)

AHM3278222: © Gavin Watson / Bridgeman Images

Kind of Blue, 2016, (oil on canvas)
Kind of Blue, 2016, (oil on canvas)

AHM3278223: © Gavin Watson / Bridgeman Images

Duck Down, 2013 (oil on linen)
Duck Down, 2013 (oil on linen)

AHM3278224: © Gavin Watson / Bridgeman Images

The Secret Garden, 2016, (oil on canvas)
The Secret Garden, 2016, (oil on canvas)

AHM3278231: © Gavin Watson / Bridgeman Images

Grumpus, 2016, (oil on canvas)
Grumpus, 2016, (oil on canvas)

AHM3278232: © Gavin Watson / Bridgeman Images

Where Beagles Dare, 2016, (oil on canvas)
Where Beagles Dare, 2016, (oil on canvas)

AHM3278233: © Gavin Watson / Bridgeman Images

Bob, 2016, (oil on poplar panel)
Bob, 2016, (oil on poplar panel)

AHM3278234: © Gavin Watson / Bridgeman Images

The Joy of Rex, 2016, (oil on canvas)
The Joy of Rex, 2016, (oil on canvas)

AHM3278236: © Gavin Watson / Bridgeman Images

Dolly, 2016, (oil on poplar panel)
Dolly, 2016, (oil on poplar panel)

AHM3278238: © Gavin Watson / Bridgeman Images

Room 101, 2016, (oil on canvas)
Room 101, 2016, (oil on canvas)

AHM3282336: © Gavin Watson / Bridgeman Images

Venus Inferred, 2016, (oil on canvas)
Venus Inferred, 2016, (oil on canvas)

AHM3282338: © Gavin Watson / Bridgeman Images

Dogey, 2016, (oil on poplar panel)
Dogey, 2016, (oil on poplar panel)

AHM3282373: © Gavin Watson / Bridgeman Images

A Danish Noir, 2016, (oil on canvas)
A Danish Noir, 2016, (oil on canvas)

AHM3282425: © Gavin Watson / Bridgeman Images

Duchess, 2016, (oil on poplar panel)
Duchess, 2016, (oil on poplar panel)

AHM3282468: © Gavin Watson / Bridgeman Images

Duke, 2016, (oil on poplar panel)
Duke, 2016, (oil on poplar panel)

AHM3282486: © Gavin Watson / Bridgeman Images

Pugmalion, 2016, (oil on poplar panel)
Pugmalion, 2016, (oil on poplar panel)

AHM3283427: © Gavin Watson / Bridgeman Images

Knowing Meek, 2013, (oil on linen)
Knowing Meek, 2013, (oil on linen)

AHM3283517: © Gavin Watson / Bridgeman Images

Knowing Ewe, 2013, (oil on linen)
Knowing Ewe, 2013, (oil on linen)

AHM3283541: © Gavin Watson / Bridgeman Images

High Noon, 2013, (oil on canvas)
High Noon, 2013, (oil on canvas)

AHM3284197: © Gavin Watson / Bridgeman Images

The Beast in Me, 2014, (oil on canvas)
The Beast in Me, 2014, (oil on canvas)

AHM3284518: © Gavin Watson / Bridgeman Images

The Last Tupper, 2013, (oil on canvas)
The Last Tupper, 2013, (oil on canvas)

AHM3285044: © Gavin Watson / Bridgeman Images

American Beauty, 2014, (oil on canvas)
American Beauty, 2014, (oil on canvas)

AHM3285491: © Gavin Watson / Bridgeman Images

Waiting for Dogot, 2015, (oil on canvas)
Waiting for Dogot, 2015, (oil on canvas)

AHM3285720: © Gavin Watson / Bridgeman Images

Home Game, 2014, (oil on canvas)
Home Game, 2014, (oil on canvas)

AHM3304251: © Gavin Watson / Bridgeman Images

Stagmartyr, 2013, (oil on linen)
Stagmartyr, 2013, (oil on linen)

AHM3304252: © Gavin Watson / Bridgeman Images

Fallen, 2013, (oil on canvas)
Fallen, 2013, (oil on canvas)

AHM3304253: © Gavin Watson / Bridgeman Images

Outsiders, 2013, (oil on canvas)
Outsiders, 2013, (oil on canvas)

AHM3304300: © Gavin Watson / Bridgeman Images

Dorothy, 2011, (oil on canvas)
Dorothy, 2011, (oil on canvas)

AHM3304931: © Gavin Watson / Bridgeman Images

Salvation Dalmatian, 2013, (oil on linen)
Salvation Dalmatian, 2013, (oil on linen)

AHM3305823: © Gavin Watson / Bridgeman Images

Rawhide, 2013, (oil on canvas)
Rawhide, 2013, (oil on canvas)

AHM3306134: © Gavin Watson / Bridgeman Images

Escape Goat, 2013, (oil on canvas)
Escape Goat, 2013, (oil on canvas)

AHM3306479: © Gavin Watson / Bridgeman Images

Northern Soul, 2014, (oil on linen)
Northern Soul, 2014, (oil on linen)

AHM3306626: © Gavin Watson / Bridgeman Images

Call of the Child, 2013, (oil on canvas)
Call of the Child, 2013, (oil on canvas)

AHM3306941: © Gavin Watson / Bridgeman Images


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