Oil on Board, 11x7cm.
A painter, illustrator and writer Reg Gammon was born in Petersfield, Hampshire.
In 1918 Muirhead Bone offered to get him into the Slade School but he declined as he had married.
He took up instead a career as a writer and illustrator working for ‘Punch’ and for cycling and motoring magazines.
Following the end of World War II, he moved back to the Black Mountains in Wales and became a hill farmer. It was in 1958 that Reg decided to become a full-time painter and moved to Somerset, setting up his studio in Cannington.
His principal influence was Gaugin and this is evident in his lively pure palette. He achieved considerable success and was a member of both the R.W.A. and the R.O.I.
In 1990 he published his biography ‘One Man’s Furrow, 90 years of country living’.