William MOUNCEY 1852 - 1901
Born in 1852, Mouncey initially followed his father's business as a house painter and decorator. However, he abandoned this career in 1886 in order to pursue his painting. He lived much of his life in Kirkcudbright, and consequently was involved with the artists' colony there, eventually marrying one of E.A. Hornel's sisters.
Despite his short career, Mouncey's landscapes succinctly embody the distinctive light and warmth of his environs, and although the influence of his close associate Hornel is clear, paintings such as A Woodland Glade resonate with the depth of his personal response to the scene.