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Biography

Biographical details below. A full CV in PDF format can be viewed and downloaded via the link at the bottom of the page.

Summary

1975-1979Fine Art Painting B.A. (Hons), Tutors Patrick Symons and Norman Blamey. Sheila Fell and Euan Uglow both coming in as visiting staff
1978Awarded Christopher Head Scholarship for Drawing
1978Represented college at Royal Society of Portrait Painters
1992Discerning Eye, Mall Galleries. Paintings chosen by John Ward RA and Christopher Lloyd
1996Elected Associate Member the RBA
1996Davison Award for Oil painting 'Elaine'
1998Elected to Full Membership the RBA
1999Edward Wesson Award for watercolour 'The Golden Bowl'
2003Davison Award for best group of paintings
2004UBS Prize
2004-2009Editor of the bi-annual RBA newsletter
2007Elected to Membership of the Small Paintings Group
2007The de Laszlo Medal
2009The Russell Gallery award
2010Elected to the position of Hon.Secretary of the SPG
2011The Keepers Choice, RBA exhibition
2011Pure Gold: 50 years of the FBA
2012The Gordon Hulson Memorial Prize, RBA exhibition
2014Medici Gallery, Cork Street. Still Life Exhibition
2014Lloyd's Register, London. RBA exhibition
2015The Alfred Daniels Personal Favourites Award, RBA exhibition
2015John Noott Galleries, Broadway. RBA exhibition
2015Josephine Harpur Gallery, Cambridge Art Fair and the Edmund Gallery
2016Davison Award for Oil painting 'Still Life with Hammershoi'
2016Geedon Gallery, Fingringhoe with the Autumn exhibition
2016Small Paintings Group, Gallery 54, Mayfair
2018Jerram Gallery, Sherborne. With the Small Paintings Group
2018-2019Island Fine Arts, Chichester, West Sussex
2019Jerram Gallery, Sherborne. Summer and Christmas exhibitions

Open Exhibitions

National Portrait Gallery
Imperial Tobacco Portrait Award Exhibition 1982
John Player Portrait Award 1985

Royal Academy
Summer Exhibition 1985, 1986, 1987, 1988, 1989, 1992, 1993, 1994, 1997, 1998, 2000, 2009, 2011

New English Art Club
Mall Galleries 1989, 1991, 1992, 1993, 1994, 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2004, 2008, 2009, 2011

Royal Society of Portrait Painters
Mall Galleries 1978, 1993

Royal Institute of Painters in Oil
Mall Galleries 1992, 1999

Royal Society of British Artists, Mall Galleries, London
Elected Associate 1996, becoming a full member 1998
Exhibited every year from 1996 to present day
Won The Davison Award for oil painting of 'Elaine' 1996
Won The Edward Wesson Award for watercolour 'The Golden Bowl' 1999
Won The Davison Award for best group of paintings 2003
Won The UBS prize 2004
Won The de Lazlo Medal 2007, exhibition of work as part of prize at RBA May 2008
Won The Russell Gallery Prize 2009
Won The Keepers Choice 2011
Won The Gordon Hulson Memorial Prize 2012
Won The Alfred Daniels Personal Favourites Award 2015
Won The Davison Award for oil painting of 'Still Life with Hammershoi' 2016

The Discerning Eye
Mall Galleries 1992, Paintings chosen by John Ward RA and Christopher Lloyd

The London Group Open
Barbican 1992

Royal Watercolour Society
Bankside Galleries Open 1997, 1998
Bankside Galleries C21 Open 2000

Singer & Friedlander / Sunday Times Watercolour Society Competition
Mall Galleries 1997, 1998, 2000

Galleries

Anna Mei Chadwick Gallery
Kings Road, London 1986 – 1993

Peter Hedley Gallery
Wareham, Dorset 1986 – 1993

Leicester Schools & Colleges Exhibition
1987

New Ashgate Gallery
Farnham, Surrey 1987

Moya Bucknall Fine Arts
Solihull, West Midlands 1989

Edward Dowden Priory Barn Exhibitions
Bradford on Avon, Wiltshire 1993 – 1996

New Academy & Business Art Galleries
Windmill Street, London 1995
Record of portraits kept on file

Sebastian Pearson Gallery
Cambridge 1997 – 1998

Wykeham Galleries
Stockbridge, Hampshire 1999, 2000

Churzee Galleries
London, SW17 1999 – 2003

Langham Fine Art
Suffolk
Exhibition invited RBA 2000
Art in the Garden Exhibition 2005, 2007, 2008

Watercolour & Drawings Fair
Park Lane Hotel, London 2001
Singer & Friedlander / Sunday Times Stand

Art in Action
Waterperry House, Oxford
With the RBA, demonstrated still life and portrait painting 2003

HSBC Future Hope Art Exhibition
Canary Wharf, London
Charity auction 2005

Spa Gallery
Tunbridge Wells, Kent
An exhibition of invited members of the RBA 2006

Rona Gallery
Mayfair, London
Exhibition of selected RBAs, Summer 2006

Red Rag Gallery
Stow-on-the-Wold, Gloucestershire
From 2004 winter and summer, including 2005 selected painters of the RBA
Small Paintings Group October 2005

Russell Gallery
Putney Bridge Road, London
From 2004 winter and summer exhibitions
With the Small Paintings Group September 2007, June 2011, May-June 2013
Five Painters and a Sculptor, 2011
With three other artists March-April 2013
RBA Exhibition 2014
Small Paintings Group 2015

Piers Feetham Gallery
Fulham Road, London
Small Paintings Group invited artist 2005
Small Paintings group shows 2007 - 2019

Aldburgh Cinema Gallery
Aldburgh, Suffolk
Small Paintings Group October 2005

Highgate Contemporary Art
Highgate, London
Small Paintings Group Christmas Show 2010/11

Affordable Art Fair
Battersea, London
With the Karen Taylor Gallery, October 2011

Mall Galleries
The Mall, London
Pure Gold: 50 years of the FBA 2011
Still ALive: Contemporary Still Life Painting by FBA Members 2013
RBA annual exhibition, every year since 1997

Medici Gallery
Cork Street, London
Still Life Paintings Exhibition June / July 2014

Stafford Gallery
Wimbledon Fine Art 2012

Rye Gallery
Royal Society of British Artists 2014

Geedon Gallery
Fingringhoe, Essex
Autumn Exhibitions 2014 - 2017
Spring Exhibitions 2015, 2020

Lloyd's Register
Fenchurch Street, London
RBA Exhibition October 2014

John Noott Galleries
RBA Exhibition, Broadway 2015

Gallery 54
Mayfair, London
Martin Leman and Friends 2013, 2015
Small Paintings Group 2016

Josephine Harpur Gallery
Bury St. Edmunds and Aldeburgh 2011, 2014
Small Paintings Group 2012
Cambridge City Art Fair 2015, 2016

Jerram Gallery
Sherborne, Dorset 2018, 2019

Island Fine Arts
Chichester, West Sussex 2018, 2019

Media

1979Arts Review Magazine
Degree Show
1982Wandsworth Borough News
Portrait Award
1985Sunday Telegraph
Portrait Award – Michael Sheppard
1985Mitcham News
Portrait Award
1985Wandsworth Borough News
Portrait Award
1986Sunday Telegraph
RA 'Triple Vision' – Michael Sheppard
1986RA Illustrated Catalogue
1997RA Magazine, Autumn Issue
Illustration of 'Pink Flowers' used as part of RBA advertisement
1998-2014RBA Catalogues
'Winter Flowers' used as advert in Gallery Magazine 2008
The Mall Brochure, an A5 poster made of 'Still life, Pots'
2002Artist Magazine
In conversation with Julian Halsby (November)
2011Pure Gold: 50 Years of The FBA
Mall Galleries
2014Medici Gallery Catalogue
Still Life Paintings
2014Geedon Gallery, Autumn Show
Front cover of Invitation

Teaching

1980-1982Highbury & Islington Institute
Highbury Grove, Drawing and Painting
1981-1983Lambeth Institute
Clapham, and at the Strand Centre, Drawing and Painting
1981-1988Lambeth Institute
Kingsdale, Dulwich, Drawing and Painting
1980-1991Camden Institute
Longford Street, Portraiture
2015Mall Galleries
Co-hosted a 'Still life drawing and painting in oil' workshop with Jeremy Galton
2016Mall Galleries
'Still life drawing and painting in oil' workshop

Affliliations

1996 - PresentRoyal Society of British Artists
Elected associate member in 1996
Elected to full membership in 1998
Elected to the Council in 2000
Editor of the bi-annual newsletter 2004 - 2009
2007 - PresentThe Small Paintings Group
Elected to full membership in 2007
Elected to Hon. Secretary in 2010

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