Gerry Dudgeon

United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

Languedoc Olive Harvest, 2015 by Gerry Dudgeon

Gerry Dudgeon
Languedoc Olive Harvest, 2015

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Weeds by a River, 2015 by Gerry Dudgeon

Gerry Dudgeon
Weeds by a River, 2015

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Bend in the River, 2015 by Gerry Dudgeon

Gerry Dudgeon
Bend in the River, 2015

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The Church at Monesties, 2015 by Gerry Dudgeon

Gerry Dudgeon
The Church at Monesties, 2015

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Trees by the river Dordogne, 2015 by Gerry Dudgeon

Gerry Dudgeon
Trees by the river Dordogne, 2015

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Bridge on the Loir, 2015 by Gerry Dudgeon

Gerry Dudgeon
Bridge on the Loir, 2015

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Moroccan Mud Walls, 2015 by Gerry Dudgeon

Gerry Dudgeon
Moroccan Mud Walls, 2015

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Azure Dome, 2015 by Gerry Dudgeon

Gerry Dudgeon
Azure Dome, 2015

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Kasbah Cast Shadows, 2014 by Gerry Dudgeon

Gerry Dudgeon
Kasbah Cast Shadows, 2014

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Atlas Kasbahs, 2014 by Gerry Dudgeon

Gerry Dudgeon
Atlas Kasbahs, 2014

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Blue Swathe, 2014 by Gerry Dudgeon

Gerry Dudgeon
Blue Swathe, 2014

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My love of painting began when I was at school: I had a very good Art teacher who encouraged his pupils to express themselves individually through paint. I clearly remember the thrill when he asked if I would like to be his assistant on a commissioned portrait of the Headmaster, doing some work on the great man’s jacket!

After 4 years studying Fine Art at Camberwell School of Art in London I was awarded a first class B.A. Honours degree followed by a two year postgraduate course at Reading University which gave me an M.F.A. degree in Fine Art. On the strength of my final show I won a travelling scholarship from the Slade School of Art in London and chose to visit New York to learn more about American Abstract Expressionism.

This was a great eye-opener as it showed me the sense of scale and freedom of expression in works by Pollock, de Kooning, Kline and Rothko. My style still reflects this interest in Expressionism because the paintings start very loose and abstract and I then gradually extract and pare down the image, working intuitively and allowing the marks of colour to suggest the way forward. I’m particularly interested in the art and culture of Morocco and India and I find great inspiration from visiting these countries, meeting the people and studying their art. India was my country of birth so I think Indian colours are in my blood. I also like the dry heat and sandy light of the desert so Rajasthan in India and the Berber villages bordering the Moroccan Sahara are favourite areas for me.

I suppose my stylistic approach is semi-abstract, as I like the paintings to have recognisable elements in them, but I also value the freedom to invent, so I allow ambiguous and illogical things to happen with the handling of space.

Education
Camberwell School of Art, London (BA Hons) & Reading University (MFA)
Awards
Boise Travelling Scholarship to New York, , 1981
Research Award to visit India from Surrey University, , 1993
Exhibits
Solo Exhibition at Air Gallery, Dover St, London, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, 1996
Group Exhibition at Royal College of Art, London, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, 1997
Solo Exhibition at Thomas Henry Gallery, Nantucket, United States of America, 2002
Group Exhibition at National Gallery of Kuwait, Kuwait, 2004
Group Exhibition at Royal Academy Summer Show, London, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, 2006
Solo Exhibition at Sarah Wiseman Gallery, Oxford, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, 2009
Solo Exhibition at Russell-Cotes Gallery, Bournemouth, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, 2013
Group Exhibition at Castle Fine Art, Bruton St, London, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, 2014

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