Artwork for Rachel Ricketts
Captive Pegasus and Red Nick
Scribble Dog Lurcher
Bird Doll Trinity
Bird Doll Trinity
Tiny Horse with Wings
"Being an artist" is not something that I give much consideration to. It's something I do through a sense of compunction rather than as a job choice and it means getting by financially rather than being comfortably off, as one might be with a proper job, yet it can still feel like a great privilege. It also comes with a sense of having something important to communicate to others and of never quite doing an adequate job of it. Striving to do so is what gets me up in the mornings and to make me feel there are never quite enough hours in the day.
BA(hons) degree in fine art (painting) from Norwich School of Art, graduating in 1980.
HNDBtech in restoration and conservation of fine art and antiquities, from Lincoln College of Art and Technology 1988
As a sculptor I am self-taught and have been working in this field exclusively since 1996.
I exhibit continuously at The Lion Street Gallery in Hay-on-Wye; Erwood Station Gallery, and The Ledbury Gallery, as well as at my own premises: Studio 54 Gallery, Kington, and once or twice a year at the RBSA Gallery, Birmingham.
in 2017 I exhibited in outdoor shows at Queninton, Ampfield and the Sir Harold Hillier Gardens during the summer and had a piece of work in a touring exhibition for a year. The exhibition was called 'Re-imagining The Laws of England', it began at The Rodd, Presteigne and included the Palace of Westminster Library. During 2017 - 18 I have been devoting a great deal of time, energy and enthusiasm to the inaugural Marches Makers Festival in a curatorial capacity as well as being an exhibitor. Thankfully it turned out to be a great success!
In 2017 and 1018 I received certificates of High Commendation from the RBSA.
In 2018 I will also be exhibiting, during h.Art, at Canwood Gallery and, throughout June, at The John Noott Gallery, Broadway.