Rodger Garbutt


During my time at art school I discovered I was not cut out to do oil painting and the related acrylic mediums. I like the immediate response to what is in front of me. For me, watercolour had that possibility.

After a life time teaching all the art mediums I was free to follow my own path. Travel gave me the other ingredient, exotic places full of colour and romance. Movement had to be in every painting, wind, waves, sky and dance. Always leaving enough for the viewer to add their own completion---a feeling of being a participant in the production. Never over working a piece, watercolour is most successful when fresh and understated. I have found great joy in my chosen medium. I feel sure I will continue to develop new insights in this most personal of visual arts forms.


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