Paul Body was born in Middlesex. He studied illustration at Twickenham College after which he worked in various London advertising agencies and design studios, before moving to Caithness where in due course he opened the John O’ Groats Pottery and Gallery.At college he was influenced by painters including Walter Sickert, Alfred Sisley and Camille Pissarro. Now it’s the Scottish Colourist but also painters like Patrick Heron and Albert Irvin who inspire his vibrant contemporary style.
David trained as an illustrator but working in London as a graphic designer has probably had the biggest influence on his work as a painter. He paints naturalistically and in more colourist abstract styles. His images have evolved over the years and can now be more graphic in appearance. The Highland landscape is his main source of inspiration. In Caithness the landscape, light and weather are all pervasive and feature strongly in many of his paintings.It's acrylic on canvas painting, laid on the wood panel. Landscape with warm colours. In the picture there are diagonals, which are marked by lines of fields, but also horizontal (lines of horizon, sky), also verses (trees) are well marked.
His work is unframed. Signed lower right “David Body”. Titled and numbered on the reverse.
This painting was donated to FARA Pimlico