Eddie Fordham

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Statement

 

If I am to be categorised in a genre of art, I would consider myself primarily a landscape artist, I have experimented over a period of twenty years to develop my own voice; I endeavor to add something to the genre rather than imitating or parodying. My initial career as a mason, prior to entering art education, is clear within the subsequent focus and development of my work as an artist. An associate member of the South West Academy of Fine & Applied Arts, I regularly exhibit, most recently at the RWA 161st annual exhibition and at present have 'Waiting' as Editors choice in the June issue of 'The Artist' magazine.

 

'The picturesque is not the predominant factor for me in creating a painting; . I endeavor to paint not only the essence of a place but more importantly my context within it. As Jackson Pollock said 'a serious artist paints him/herself (not literally) My paintings are a reflection of who I am, my thoughts,joy, hopes anxieties...... painting from the heart!'

 

 

 

 

 

 

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 started 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 have been a full-time artist  and have a studio on the edge of Dartmoor. A member of the South West Academy Of Fine & Applied Arts and this year have the painting 'Blue Door' exhibited at the Royal West Of England Academy 161st Annual Exhibition at Clifton, Bristol

My studio is open to visitors 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)