Gareth Watson lives on the Isle of Lewis, painting abstract watercolour landscapes with small brushes and a muted palette. These paintings are more concerned with light, shade and form than with the details of particular locations; about the spaces between features of the landscape rather than the minutiae of those features themselves. The horizon provides the axis around which these particular views of the world turn, and their open spaces and worn, weathered surfaces provide a poignant sense of the passage of time.
These works are about feelings not rationality; about imagination not common sense. They are the result of thinking in paint and drawing a line somewhere. His work features in private collections in Europe, North America and Australia.