Joshua McDowall artist at the Aubrey Art Gallery

The Aubrey Art Gallery

Joshua McDowall

Joshua McDowall

Joshua has been fascinated by the natural world and immersed himself in nature from a very early age. Growing up in the local area, the Essex countryside was Joshua's playground and he has very fond memories of breeding poultry and wildfowl with his brothers on the family farm. With a keen interest for all things feathered, he soon developed a passion for British birds and it is a passion that continues to this day. Joshua is a nest recorder for the BTO (British Trust for Ornithology) where he collects detailed observations of many British bird species, further fueling his knowledge and understanding of his subjects. As well as studying and recording birds, he also paints them. Many of his works depict the more secretive side to birds and he visually shares with us intimate fragments of their lives that are often unseen and overlooked.