David J Weston
David J Weston is a landscape painter who has recently moved to Somerset from Hampshire, where he specialised in village and townscapes. Now living just outside Wells, his realist style is being used to capture the grandeur of some of the city's famous buildings and the surrounding iconic Somerset countryside.
He paints in most mediums, but predominantly in watercolour. His watercolour technique produces rich and detailed works which often have more in common with oils than traditional watercolours. He likes to explore the high contrasts often seen in Somerset between strong shadows and the light local stone. He is currently working on a series of paintings of the Somerset levels, in which the sky plays as important a part as the landscape itself.