Richard Gower embarked on his artistic journey at Batley College of Art in the 1980s, specialising in fine art and sculpture. Gower has developed a distinctive style, particularly evident in his renowned 'Reflections' series, where his practice revolves around observation and chance. Adopting a voyeuristic approach, Gower skilfully captures the fleeting moments of strangers' daily activities.
Richard Gower's distinctive, unique style has attracted a number of high-profile collectors including Her Late Majesty The Queen, The Duchess of York and The Lord Mayor of Westminster. Richard Gower’s works have found their place in numerous private collections across the UK, Europe, and the US.
Richard Gower’s semi-abstracted, figurative compositions exude both serenity and intrigue, quietly beckoning viewers to construct narratives around the anonymous characters immortalized in oil paint. Gower's 'Reflections' serve as snapshots, freeze frames of people from all walks of life, enabling him to engage in a sort of artistic people watching. Whether it be a sunny day casting shadows or the aftermath of a storm with reflections in a path, his works encapsulate moments frozen in time.
Drawing inspiration from the Modern Masters, including Monet, Van Gogh, Picasso, Sickert, and Francis Bacon, Gower's fascination with these great painters has pushed the boundaries of his creativity and refined his personal 'Reflections' style over the years.
Richard Gower's artistic prowess and ability to capture the essence of human experiences through his 'Reflections' series have solidified his position as an acclaimed artist.