“It felt like I had been stuck inside, in a studio, for years and I needed to get out - get air, walk, breathe, put my feet on earth. So whilst clearing out a few things at his parents in Kent he came across an old watercolour set & some yellowing postcards. I had them in the car still on a visit to the Kent coast and thought to ignore them, but then just plundered straight in as I tend to do. I didn’t know what to expect but it soon became a new addiction and I loved the process. I had a legitimate reason to leave the four walls of my studio. The paintings are just as much about solitude and clearing my brain of all the daily bullshits as they are about capturing a view.” ---- David Bray
Now with the current lockdown / quarantine, the need for escape is felt keener than ever. Bray has returned to working in his own headspace but creating imaginary views of the outside world, finding peace with an inner journey.
Bray continues effortlessly to evolve, changing his style now more than ever embracing new challenges. This collection of landscapes carries the same finesse and accuracy that show how the roots of each new direction chosen, bare the inherent passion and style in the work that came before.