Both playful and haunting, Drew Mosley’s illustrative, character-based works on wooden panels and bowls are simultaneously innocent and something more. Scenes depict the creatures and belles of Mosley’s imagined world, in which they appear frozen and in mid mission. In these moments of peril or safety, anthropomorphized beasts struggle to fend off the encroachments of their two legged foes.
Mosely works in a three-dimensional painting technique, as well as with found and fabricated sculptural materials, to achieve depth and atmosphere. Wooden bowls and thrift store finds enclose his charming and haunting scenes, which are suspended in multiple layers of resin.
Drew Mosley is an artist and carpenter living in Ottawa, Ontario. He spends his days between an exhaustive studio practice and various building and woodworking projects around the Ottawa Valley. His free time is spent bushwhacking through the wilderness with his wife and their gentle giant Olive, their Newfoundland dog. The solitude and resiliency of nature prominently influence his figures and paintings.
Photos by Drew Mosley
Prices ranging from $750-1500 CAN