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David Body . Landscape Artist.

November 13, 2011

David Body was born in Twickenham, England. He studied illustration at Twickenham College

and worked in various London advertising agencies and design studios for ten years before

his move to Caithness, in the Highlands, with his wife Sally to set up Scarfskerry Pottery in 1977.

In 1987 the pottery was moved to John O’ Groats and subsequently renamed John O’ Groats Pottery

and Gallery where he now has his studio. Although still a potter David is now devoting most of his time

to painting which has always run concurrent with his ceramics. He also paints animal portraits.

David trained as an illustrator but working 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 and weather are all pervasive

and feature strongly in many of his paintings although David has recently been looking to the Puglia

region of Italy, where he visits regularly, for subject matter.  A little warmer and who would blame him !

You can see some of David’s ceramics and archive work here.

If you like this style of work, please check out some older posts here, and here.

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