Based in United Kingdom
Gareth Buxton quite literally came crashing into the art world in 2004 after a near
head-on collision with a large truck. The impact of this life-changing event finally
pushed him to take the plunge and become an artist. He still carries a small photo of
the mangled car in his wallet as a memento. Since then he has rapidly developed a
reputation as a popular yet unconventional painter with a taste for mist, moonlight
and stormy weather.
His dramatic landscapes and seascapes are inspired by places, memories and
emotions. Many of his paintings show a battle between darkness and light. This
interplay creates a mood of tension and drama in his work.
Gareth's paintings are never literal reproductions or copies of the landscape. He
takes great inspiration from his Peak District home. He does not however work in situ and rejects the
convention of painting in this traditional manner.