Eddie Fordham

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Statement

A painter / photographer who primarily expresses himself through a landscape genre both urban and rural. The majority of my work has evolved from the activity of walking the tracks and trails of Devon and Cornwall. Over a period of 35 years I've repeated many walks and come to know the places intimately using the camera as a sketchbook or visual reminder of places. There are occasions where the image caught on the camera stands on its own and other times I use them as a starting point to paint an emotional response.

I have experimented over a period of twenty years to develop a visual language thats my own, to add something rather than imitating or parodying.

"Let the beauty we love be what we do. There are hundreds of ways to kneel and kiss the ground' Jelaluddin Rumi 

 

 

Biography

1994-1997University of Plymouth (Exeter Campus) BA (Hons) Fine Art. 2.1 & Gained the award for the most outstanding mature student.
1992-1994Plymouth College of Art & Design. Btec National Diploma (Distinction) General Art & Design.

 As a mature student I started with a Btec General Art & Design at Plymouth followed by a BA(Hons) Fine Art at Exeter (University Of Plymouth) where I studied under John Virtue.

I am a full-time artist  and have a studio on the edge of Dartmoor. Also, Editors choice in the June issue of the 'Artist' magazine and exhibited at the 161st Annual exhibition at the Royal West Of England Academy in Bristol and was recently commissioned for a painting (Julia) by a client in Hampshire 

Visitors are welcome to my studio near Elfordliegh Golf course, close to beautiful Dartmoor National Park, any day between 0900-1800.(Please phone first !)

 

 

 

 

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Exhibition History

23rd Nov 2013 - 26th January2014Royal West Of England Academy 161st Annual Exhibition, Clifton Bristol
4th Oct - 2nd November 2013South West Academy Autumn Exhibition, Gloss Gallery Exeter
1st May - 7th July 2013The Council House, Plymouth. Plymouth City Of Culture Exhibition
14th Dec - 21st Dec 2012Art2Go, Flameworks Christmas Exhibition
19th Oct - 10th November 2012South West Academy, Autumn Exhibition, Gloss Gallery, Exeter
3rd May - 4th September 2011The Great Create Festival Of Arts, Greenway, Brixham
10th June -2nd JulyRedearth Gallery Summer Show- Bickleigh, Nr Tiverton
16th April - 21st May 2010Duchy Square Centre For Creativity. Devon
7-21st May 2010Victoria Mill Arts Centre Open, Cheshire
2009Torre Abbey Contemporary Open
20th - 28th June 2009The Great Create Festival Of The Arts 2009. Brixham. Devon
24th March - 2nd MayCotehele Gallery, Cotehele, Cornwall
2nd -10th Sept 2006Drawn to the Valley Open Studios Event
1994Plymouth Arts Centre. Mixed Exhibition (Sculpture & Photography)
24th Aug - 8th Sept 2006Cube3 Gallery. Drawn to the Valley mixed exhibition.
2004Viewpoint Gallery. Creative Entrepreneurs (Painting)
1999Somerville Gallery. Mixed exhibition ( Painting)
1998Barnstable Fine Art. Mixed exhibition ( Painting and Prints)
1998Sherwell Centre, Plymouth. Mixed exhibition (Painting and Prints)
1996Saltram Gallery, Plymouth. Solo exhibition (Painting)