Both playful and haunting, Drew Mosley’s illustrative, character-based works on wooden panels and bowls are simultaneously innocent and foreboding. 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.
While experimenting with a three-dimensional painting technique, as well as the use of found and fabricated sculptural materials, all in an effort to achieve greater depth and atmosphere. Mosley uses wooden bowls and thrift store finds to paint haunting scenes between multiple layers of resin, his forest-dwelling characters are encased into various configurations where their dangers and threats remain forever in suspense. With three- dimensional views and deep shadows, a convincing atmosphere is evoked within this fantastical world.
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. Drawing from the solitude and resiliency of nature, these influences figure prominently throughout Drew’s paintings.