Thursday, 27 October 2011

Gerry Dudgeon

6 great paintings of Dorset and Moroccan scenes now in the gallery and on the website from Gerry Dudgeon.

Born in Darjeeling, India in 1952 Gerry studied Fine Art at Camberwell School of Art, gaining a first class Honours degree in 1979, and then an MFA postgraduate degree from Reading University in 1981. After a travelling scholarship to New York, he worked in London as a painter in studios at the Barbican and Brixton before moving to West Dorset in 1987.

With the Dorset series, his experience of working on archaeological excavations manifests itself both in the scraping and wiping back of the paint surface to reveal underlying layers and in his fascination with Dorset’s ancient geological past.

Travels to the mountains and deserts of Morocco have allowed him to explore colour relationships in a series of semi-abstract landscapes, which evoke the light and heat of remote Berber villages, characterised by their mud-built architecture.

Awards  
1981 Boise Travelling Scholarship to New York. 
1993 Research Award to visit India from Surrey University.
  
Gerry Dudgeon now exhibits widely in the south of England including London, and works have been purchased privately outside Britain in USA, Canada, Kuwait, India and Europe. He has written articles for The Artist and Artists & Illustrators magazines and has exhibited regularly at the RWA, New English Art Club and RA Summer Exhibitions.













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