Biography

 

As you can see I specialise in capturing the female form – subtle, classical nudes in oil, charcoal, graphite and red chalk.


Background

Born in Henley, I spent most of my adult life in London but also periods in Hong Kong and Dublin. I am now happily settled in Windsor.

I abandoned a successful career in publishing at the age of 40 to follow my lifelong passion.

I trained at Heatherleys School of Art and was then taught by Michael Clark, who knew Francis Bacon very well (and incidentally the only person to draw him in the flesh) – his wonderful tonal paintings and drawings left indelible marks on me and inspire me to this day.

I had been going to life-drawing classes for many years so continuing to use the figure as my subject was a natural progression.

My work has been included in the books ‘Images of Women in Art’ and ‘Musings of Miss Yellow’.

As well as being a stay-at-home Dad, I now paint from my Windsor studio and run my own life-drawing classes at the Windsor Art Centre.


Statement

It’s very important not to just fill a painting in and, in my opinion, what distinguishes a work of art from a painting, is the decisions made along the way – playing down or omitting unimportant bits and focusing on more important areas.

This way you can change the balance of the image – details from less interesting parts do not compete with the more appealing parts. The mind tends to fill in the gaps – as long as it is given enough information – and knowing the moment when you get to this point is key. The less is more principal.


Past Exhibitions

Books

Media Coverage


 

Books & Publications

My work has been featured in 2 books – ‘Images of Women in Art’ and ‘Musings of Miss Yellow’.

 

 

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Images of Women in Art

 

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Musings of Miss Yellow by Supriya Kaur Dhaliwal

 


Media Coverage

Home House Magazine 2017

City AM Magazine 2017

FAD Magazine

Art Aesthetics Magazine

Saatchi Online (Inside The Studio)

The Saatchi Catalogue

Escape Into Life

Neatorama

One Fine Bid

Trendy Art Ideas


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