Gareth Naylor | Watercolor Landscape Artist
My work is now available to buy in a beautiful gift shop in Kitsuki, Oita prefecture. As well as original paintings I also sell high-quality prints called giclees. On the right is a painting I did after a trip to this beautiful gift shop. Sadly you can’t see any of my work on display at the time this photograph was taken but it is there.
Kiora Cottage – a beautiful gift shop in Kitsuki, Oita prefecture.
“A Moment Away from the World”, watercolor, 31.8 x 41 cm (12.5″ x 16″), $350
My work is on show at Dordogne gallery.This is a traditional style Japanese building located in Yufuin, a very popular tourist area, in Oita prefecture, Japan. The gallery contains a variety of artworks, some of them by very famous local artists.
Being a “bit” of an introvert I have not done many contests until this year. For some bizarre reason I decided to enter Oita Art Museum contest and amazingly won two prizes. One was from the art museum itself and the other was from the visitors to the contest who rated my artwork as their third favorite.
The Winning Painting.
One of the prize certificates – in Japanese I’m afraid.
Usually every year I exhibit at Mizushi no Mori, it is a beautiful cafe-cum-exhibition space in Kuju, a national park with spectacular scenery, in Oita prefecture. I am close friends with the owner and have had many happy times visiting this place.
One out of five paintings I sold at Mizushi no Mori from my last exhibition.
Video of my exhibition
“100 Watercolor Paintings of City Scenes” in Doodlewash
In this article I write about an ambitious series of 100 paintings of city scenes. To date, I have done about 25. Wish me luck. One day with some support it might get finished. Just click on the image to read the full article.
Artist Feature in The Japan Times.
It was a great honor to be in The Japan Times. Sadly, though, in this article they didn’t show any of my actual work. But I did remark on the importance of shadows in my work and so I added here a painting that shows my love for shadows and the expressiveness and touch of abstraction they give to an image. You can read the article by clicking on the painting.
“An Artist’s Adventure” in JETAA.
I was invited to publish an article in the JETAA. As I originally came to Japan as a JET and worked as a JET for two years I was delighted to have this opportunity. I had some amazing experiences as a JET and it was during this period that I started taking watercolor and oil painting lessons. You can read the article by clicking on the painting.
Do you want to connect?
If you are a gift shop owner that thinks my work will be a good fit for your shop, or a gallery owner who wishes to sell my work, or an editor who wishes to publish an article about my work then please connect with me – I would be delighted to hear from you.