Jack Spowart | Artist & Illustrator
Jack considers being outside a natural and significant part of his life. He takes inspiration from the changes and movement in the raw environment that surrounds us, outside of our homes.
Through the generation of ideas and creation of physical work, he hopes to give people a chance to connect with the landscapes around us. Established within his output is a respect for nature. He hopes to inspire others to advocate that respect and build a deeper understanding of wild places.
A childhood in the Scottish Highlands was the foundation for his interest in the natural world. Majestic landscapes were right on his doorstep. A view across the Moray Firth to Ben Wyvis greeted him every morning. His parents took him and his brother to all corners of the north, for picturesque drives, day trips to remote beaches and camping on the rugged west coast. He now tries to spend as much time as possible outside. His passions lie in exploring, photographing, film making and drawing.
His current work is detailed and concise. He looks for interesting compositions in the natural world, looking for balance but intrigue. He works from his own photographs of locations.
It all starts with a rough pencil sketch, if the composition comes together, he'll add more details in pencil before reflecting and then getting into the inking.