Eddie Fordham

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Statement

 
 

I am a degree educated, full-time, independent artist living and working for over 25 years in Devon, with a studio at Elfordleigh near Plymouth, Devon and an associate member of the South West Academy. I exhibit regularly with sales to collectors throughout the UK and abroad. I only use artist quality paints and canvases with good archival longevity and all paintings are despatched in bespoke wooden crates for ultimate protection in transit.

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 have 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.

Biography

1994-1997University of Plymouth (Exeter Campus) BA (Hons) Fine Art. 2.1 (with Bridget McCrum Award)
1992-1994Plymouth College of Art & Design. BTEC National Diploma (Distinction) General Art & Design.

I am a full-time degree-educated artist with a studio on the edge of Dartmoor. I was Editor's Choice in the June issue of The Artist's Magazine and have been featured in the Plymouth Herald. An Associate of the South West Academy since 2013, I was among 13 artists selected to participate in Plymouth's bid for UK City of Culture 2017 and exhibit regularly, including the 161st Annual Exhibition at the Royal West Of England Academy in Bristol 2013-2014 and the 'Focus On Nature' (Wildlife Photographer Of The Year) at Plymouth City Museum & Art Gallery.

Visitors are welcome at my studio throughout the week, and I also offer private and group tuition as well as painting and photography workshops for local schools. Please do not hesitate to contact me with any enquiries.

Exhibition History

28/3/2015 - 30 / 5 /2015Plymouth City Museum & Art Gallery. Focus On Nature { Wildlife Photographer Of The Year.
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)