b. 1982 Fredericton, NB
lives and works. Vancouver BC
baclowater @ gmail.com
604 358 3858
Brent Clowater uses soft washes, saturated colours and hard edges to turn his drawings from real life into dreamy and luminous watercolour paintings.
Growing up I sketched a lot from the things that were around me. It became a habit for me to keep a visual journal. I found that I could impress a mood into a gestural drawing and create an image that felt alive. I've further explored this impressionistic approach with watercolour painting, finding the paint to be natural and dynamic with an emphasis on immediacy. The highly pigmented paint allows for paintings that are fresh and vibrant with a depth in their saturation and tonality. My desire is to shine a light on individual moments.