‘Thirst’ captures a moment of contemplation and revelation. The playful nature of these paintings engages simultaneously with the serious and the absurd.

Each painting is set in an environment that reveals the subject’s innermost wishes and anxieties. These are populated with symbolic objects, which are ‘tells’ to the individual’s idiosyncrasies. While the paintings have a surreal, dream-like quality, what is revealed is more enduring and embedded. They are inseparable aspects of the whole person. These egos manifest themselves in ways that are poignant, comic, and occasionally, even, deeply moving.

Gavin Watson 2009

Kirk Painting

Kirk,
Oil on linen 18” x 18” 2009

Eve Painting

Eve,
Oil on linen 18” x 18” 2009

Davina Painting

Davina,
Oil on canvas 40” x 32” 2009

Damien Painting

Damien,
Oil on canvas 40” x 32” 2009

(In Private Collection)

Bob Painting

Bob,
Oil on canvas 40” x 50” 2009

Beatrice Painting

Beatrice,
Oil on canvas 40” x 50” 2009

(In Private Collection)

Michael Painting

Michael,
Oil on canvas 50” x 50” 2008

(In Private Collection)

Mary Painting

Mary,
Oil on canvas 50” x 40” 2008

Adam Painting

Adam & Eve,
Oil on canvas 66” x 34” 2009

Saturday's Child Painting

Saturday's Child,
Oil on canvas 66” x 42” 2009

Billy Painting

Billy,
Oil on canvas 40” x 20” 2009

(In Private Collection)

Dorothy Painting

Dorothy,
Oil on canvas 40” x 20” 2009

(In Private Collection)

Marco Painting

Marco,
Oil on linen 30” x 18” 2009

Witness 1 Painting

Witness 1,
Oil on canvas 66” x 50” 2007

(Currently on loan)

Witness 2 Painting

Witness 2,
Oil on canvas 66” x 50” 2007

(Currently on loan)

Witness 3 Painting

Witness 3,
Oil on canvas 66” x 50” 2007

(Currently on loan)