They Came to a Hill which was all of Gold: David Forster

22 October - 8 November 2014 London

The Rebecca Hossack Art Gallery presents the first London exhibition of the 2013 Sunday Times Watercolour Competition winner David Forster.


For Forster, every landscape is a text to be read; every brush stroke is as much an interpretation as a record. His canvases become the meeting point between the documentary and the fantastical. Meticulously captured, his native wildernesses take on photographic texture. Yet, tinted with otherworldly light and titled with quotations from an old translation of Grimm’s Fairy Tales, he reminds us that all encounters with the natural world are informed by powerful personal and shared heritages.