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45 YEARS 10th – 27th September 2013

T H A C K E R AY G A L L E RY EST. 1968


T H I S 4 5 T H A N N I V E R S A RY E X H I B I T I O N

I S S U P P O R T E D B Y:

Exhibiting Artists Include GORDON BRYCE RSA RSW

JOHN JOEKES

JUDY BUXTON

DAVID KLEIN ARBS

JUDITH CAIN

CAROLINE McADAM CLARK RWS

JOANNA CARRINGTON (1931-2003)

CHRISTINE McARTHUR

PHILIP CIOLINA

JENNIFER McRAE RSA

VICTORIA CROWE RSA RSW OBE

ELERI MILLS

JOE FAN RSA

ALBERTO MORROCCO RSA RSW OBE (1917-1998)

BRIAN FOJCIK

CAREY MORTIMER

RALPH FREEMAN

GARETH PARRY RCA

ANTHONY GARRATT

PHIL ROGERS RCA

IWAN GWYN PARRY RCA

KATE SCHURICHT

CLAERWEN HOLLAND

ETHEL WALKER

MICHAEL HONNOR

KYFFIN WILLIAMS RA OBE (1918-2006)

DARREN HUGHES RCA


Important WE ASKED ALL OUR ARTISTS TO COME UP WITH FIVE WORDS OR PHRASES OF FIVE WORDS

Loyal

COMFORTABLE

Consistent

Rigorous

Easy

Trustworthy

Spacious

Efficiency

Understated

THAT COME TO MIND WHEN THINKING ABOUT THACKERAY GALLERY. AND HERE THEY ARE, IN NO PARTICULAR ORDER . . .

“cool intelligent space, confident belief”

Friendly

“hugely supportive, diligent and dedicated” “Thackeray, yn fy iaith fy hun – cyfforddus, hamddenol, cyfeillgar, urddasol, clasurol”

Understanding

Character

BRITISH

EXCELLENCE

Clarity

“maintains an original, supportive philosophy” “discernment in a tranquil setting”

Earnest

Quality

Sincerity Eloquent

OASIS

Welcoming

Belief

Steadfast

Genuine

Canapé

PASSIONATE

EXPERT

Established

Encouraging

Professional

Caring

Integrity

C R E AT I V I T Y

Driven

Queues

Fresh

Supportive

Committed Cosy Relaxed

Resolute Open

Partnership

Unique Eccentric

Elegant Informal


GORDON BRYCE RSA RSW “Bryce is that rare thing: an artist who treads the line between abstraction and figuration by choice, not because he has left representation behind and doesn’t quite have the courage to go forward. His pictures take an unashamed delight in the power of pigment to create illusion while cheekily declaring itself to be paint.” Laura Gascoigne – Artist & Illustrator

bluebells & geums oil on board 18x24ins.

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JUDY BUXTON “Judy Buxton has established a distinct niche for herself with powerful, painterly still lifes and often turbulent interpretations of the land and seascapes close to her home on the Lizard.” Nicholas Usherwood – Galleries Magazine

helford camelias oil on canvas 40x43ins.

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JUDITH CAIN “Here is a painter in full flow – enfolded in a controlled delirium. The paintings of Judith Cain offer us the gift of sharing her double seduction by art and by places. On the one hand they show painting’s open possibilities of carrying us off to its own ‘elsewhere’, and on the other, they keep us in the grip of specific places.” Michael Phillipson – Writer

the acacia trees – parrots acrylic on panel 24x26ins.

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JOANNA CARRINGTON (1931-2003) “A figurative painter always striving for abstract solutions, Joanna Carrington created canvases that had both symbolic power and a tough instinctive feeling for colour and composition. Painting, she said, had to ‘pay tribute to life.’ Her beautiful paintings certainly do.” Sue Hubbard – The Independent

fisherman in the auvergne, 1994 oil on canvas 32x39ins.

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PHILIP CIOLINA “Worth a 150 mile journey to come and see this Artist’s work: so inspirational – thank you.” G. Macdonald – Collector “Ciolina captures numerous small memories, re-assembles the fragments, until they become totally fresh and hauntingly beautiful subjects, destined to etch themselves anew onto everyone’s memories.” Carol Cordrey – The Kensington & Chelsea Magazine

dawn – first light mixed media on layered paper 14x9ins.

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VICTORIA CROWE RSA RSW OBE “‘Snowbound Cottages, 1977’ – an intimate and powerful painting capturing Jenny Armstrong’s cottage, alongside the Artist’s home. A double portrait of sorts, set within the profoundly moving, snowy Pentland Hills.”

snowbound cottages, 1977 oil on board 36x48ins.

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JOE FAN RSA “Fan describes his works, mainly figures in landscapes, as “the last painting you would see just before you fall asleep”. Executed in earthly colours, they recall an array of historical influences from the dreaminess of Giovanni Bellini to the surreal imagination of Bosch and the humourous humanity of Breughel; yet far from being pastiches of these earlier examples, they are unmistakably modern.” Clare Henry – Scotland on Sunday

celebration oil on canvas 60x40ins.

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BRIAN FOJCIK “It is so refreshing to find an individual whose work expresses a true and personal vision, borne through personal experiences and the determination to find the truth in the subjects he depicts. A very unassuming and deeply sensitive man, quietly getting on with the business of producing beautiful works of art.” Andrew Stewart – Gallerist

after the race

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conté on paper 23x33ins.

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RALPH FREEMAN “Every painting is just a series of very small steps that go on and on and on. It is the eye, the heart and the hand and not the mind; a whole series of yes no, yes no, ending with a yes.” Ralph Freeman “Presence and awe and depth, wonder and mystery, my soul is nourished with the richest of fare!” W – Client

southbound oil on linen 30x30ins.

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ANTHONY GARRATT “Here is a painter intensely aware of seasonality, of colour creeping in; with an ability to read and absorb a landscape, tracing lines of land and sea through movement, stillness, displacement and the very present.” James Murray-White – EarthLine Reviews

light study, bournemouth mixed media on canvas 36x60ins.

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IWAN GWYN PARRY RCA “Standing in front of Iwan Gwyn Parry’s paintings is a profoundly moving experience.” Isabella & John Yorke – Clients

the western approaches oil on linen 39x39ins.

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CLAERWEN HOLLAND “The knowledge and love of the country sings from her paintings: sheep, hens, ducks acutely captured. A domestic landscape painter, and this covers too her interiors – it is the intimacy of these places that make them special and it is not a surprise to discover that Bonnard is her underlying influence.” Helen de Borchgrave – Art Review

aga pastel on paper 19x27ins.

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MICHAEL HONNOR “Working outside amongst what he calls “all the excitement and chaos” gives him the chance to find the right abstraction, the metaphor that gets in between head and hand and works on us as vividly as a sound or smell.” Jenny Pery – Art Historian

the flowers at les alazards

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mixed media on linen 17x19ins.

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DARREN HUGHES RCA “In Darren’s own words: “I seek to reflect and encapsulate a sense of place and explore the structure, permanence and geometry of the landscape that immediately surrounds my house and studio in Bethesda.” Sir Kyffin Williams, was an admirer of Darren’s work, and indeed, he invited Darren to exhibit alongside him at his last London show. Sir Kyffin said of Darren that he: “ . . . loves the landscape around his home in Bethesda, he loves the houses, the mountains, the gates and the stone walls and slate fences. Consequently he is able to communicate that love to others.” SA4 – Welsh Television

light over dolbadarn oil & acrylic on canvas 60x40ins.

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JOHN JOEKES STELAE SERIES II Stele, stelae (plural) are upright stones on which inscriptions are made and are used as commemorations, for information or as markers. Through the cut letter the viewer is brought close to read the word and realise there might be more on the other side. The viewer will move unconsciously in an anti-clockwise circle until both words are read, digested and absorbed into memory . . . “The lure of the word and adventure at the unknown; a subconscious addition of knowledge.” Moments of reflection, thought, consideration and an acknowledgement of meaning are revealed by walking in a circle around each stele. The choice of riven slate contrasting with smooth is important. The idea of possible centuries of weathering with an old language or symbol on the ancient natural surface, and the modern English on the honed face is a reference to modernity, machinery and man’s ability to work materials – a contrast of the old and new. The Fool’s Gold (iron pyrite) which can be felt smoothed – a seam going in one direction on the honed face and opposite on the riven face – pairs beautifully with the gilded lettering, a poetic example of the true and false. John Joekes

stelae series

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– always

gold leaf on welsh slate 161/2 x231/2 x2ins.

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DAVID KLEIN ARBS “David’s core belief is in FORM, and form is the beating heart of sculpture. His work is filled with life and bursting with energy. He has anchored his understandings in the things that matter and joins the select company of sculptors who will make a difference.” Martin Jenning FRBS – Sculptor

bird of prey portland stone 191/2 x12x8ins.

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CAROLINE McADAM CLARK RWS “Beautiful work and magic colour, hooray! An extraordinary feat. You have caught the spirit of the place and found yourself.” Carrie Boyd Harte – Admirer

desert patterns mixed media on paper 9x18ins.

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CHRISTINE McARTHUR “I love painting flowers! I can think of no better way to bring colour, great patterns and a hundred surprises into a painting. I love snowdrops, anemones, crocuses, tulips, poppies, pansies, winter pansies, Christmas roses, and back to snowdrops – for me these all have the best shapes and personalities . . .” Christine McArthur

once in a blue moon oil on board 30x30ins.

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JENNIFER McRAE RSA “Beautiful observation – brilliantly crafted – I’m still loving my ‘Seka Seated’.” Sarah Walker – Client “Jennifer McRae’s portraits shine out from the first. They have been described as ‘amazing, strong, subtle and magnificent.’” Frank Whitford – The Sunday Times Culture Magazine

infanta oil on canvas 9x7ins.

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ELERI MILLS “It is wonderful what Eleri Mills’ mark making does to the colour – and how the ‘bones’ of the land come through.” Valerie – Embroiderer

voyage

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– mordaith

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voyage

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– mordaith

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paint, pastel & charcoal on paper

paint, pastel & charcoal on paper

47x19ins.

47x19ins.


ALBERTO MORROCCO RSA RSW OBE (1917-1998) “Colour became explosive from the 1980s onwards for Alberto, he pushed it to the absolute limit of intensity, dictated by mood and memory, often giving the viewer an immediate, almost physical, shock of heat and sunlight – he delighted in the richness of the physical world with canvasses of colour.” Diana Hope – The Guardian

fishermen & boat, 1990 oil on canvas 30x30ins.

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CAREY MORTIMER “Carey’s paintings tell stories and evoke memories, they are a sensory journey of recollection and experience. Their varied textures invite touch . . . To talk about her painting is like trying to explain why a certain colour is beautiful. It’s easier to say it just is.” Gabriella Jakubowicz – Writer & Illustrator

still life with moth fresco-stucco lucido on panel 19x24ins.

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GARETH PARRY RCA “Like Kyffin Williams, Gareth Parry was born in North Wales and has made the mountains his subject. He also paints in heavy oil, often out of doors and seeks to capture the drama of the scenery. Parry’s paintings are not fighting the elements but live more easily within their surroundings.” National Library of Wales

estuary, sunset oil on linen 20x24ins.

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PHIL ROGERS RCA “His work is firmly entrenched in what may be called the Bernard Leach/Shoji Hamada tradition, an aesthetic fusion of medieval English and ancient Oriental pottery distinguished by its simplicity, straightforwardness and quiet, unassuming beauty.” Richard Busch – Ceramics Monthly

short press moulded bottle (left)

white press moulded bottle (right) 52


KATE SCHURICHT “I like the fact that ceramics is accessible as an art form. We come into contact with pots on a daily basis and can understand the qualities on many levels; touch, weight, scale, function. Picking up a favourite piece of ceramics can often prompt memories and sometimes quite an emotional reaction in people.” Kate Schuricht “Positioned to communicate a sense of movement and interplay, Kate’s ceramic groupings appear to capture moments of conversation or fleeting human connections. Conceived as small – scale installations, we are instinctively drawn towards the space in and around each piece intrigued, yet conscious of something fragile in our midst.” Sam Ziegenfuss – Writer

flow, sea green stoneware jugs (left)

glade

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raku fired vessels on walnut base (right) 54


ETHEL WALKER “Now I want to go to Scotland more than ever to see this beautiful ‘light’ in real life.” Rory Bremner – Client “she dips her brush in light . . .” Chrys Salt – Poet

estuary, river add oil on board 20x48ins.

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KYFFIN WILLIAMS RA OBE (1918-2006) “One of the most popular artists from North Wales, Sir Kyffin Williams is probably best known for his ferociously dramatic paintings in which the elements of the Welsh landscape are daringly contained in shades of slate, black and white.” Simon de Burton – Country House & Home

It is not so widely known that Kyffin painted Still Lifes and Interiors throughout his career – he called them ‘his interior landscapes’ – they were very important to him. Personal, intimate quiets moments that Kyffin created with great love.

still life with blue pot, 1973 oil on canvas 17x15ins.

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SELECTED BIOGRAPHIES For full biographies, please visit www.thackeraygallery.com

PHILIP CIOLINA (b.1948)

BRIAN FOJCIK (b.1960)

Philip Ciolina was born in England, into an Anglo-Swiss Italian family. He graduated in painting from Royal College of Art, London in 1974 and was then awarded a Residency at the International Cite des Arts in Paris. In 2005 Philip received the award for Work on Paper from the New English Art Club. In 2011, Philip won the Random House Book Prize in The Sunday Times Watercolour Competition and has been subsequently commissioned to produce an image for a new compilation of the poetry by Robert Frost. Philip has studios in both the Kent coast and the Pyrenees. His work is collected worldwide and he has been exhibiting with Thackeray Gallery since 2010.

Brian Fojcik was born in Kirkcaldy, Fife. He studied painting and drawing at Duncan of Jordonstone College of Art, Dundee from 1979-1983, where he was taught by Alberto Morrocco RSA RSW OBE. In 1992 he was elected Member of the Society of Scottish Artists, and in 1993, became Elected Member of Scottish Artists and Artists Craftsmen. Brian teaches part time both at the local school in Kirkcaldy, and as rehabilitation, at HM Prison Saughton. His work is in corporate and private collections worldwide. Brian has been exhibiting with Thackeray Gallery since 1996.

GORDON BRYCE RSA RSW (b.1943)

JUDITH CAIN (b.1944)

VICTORIA CROWE RSA RSW OBE (b.1945)

RALPH FREEMAN (b.1945)

Gordon Bryce was born in Edinburgh. After graduating from Edinburgh College of Art, he moved to Aberdeen, where he was appointed as a lecturer in printmaking at Gray’s School of Art in 1968. He then became Head of Fine Art from 1986 to 1995, before devoting himself full time to his painting. Gordon paints in the Scottish Colourist tradition, and has developed an outstanding reputation for his landscapes and still lifes. In 2008, Gordon was chosen to paint the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea, for an exhibition in The Mayoral Suites at the Kensington Town Hall. Gordon has been exhibiting with Thackeray Gallery since 1986 and his work can be found in public, private and corporate collections worldwide.

Judith Cain was born in York. Having studied painting at Leeds College of Art from 1960 to 1964, she went on to do a further year at Goldsmiths College, London University in 1965. As well as holding the post of Painting Co-ordinator in the Fine Art Department at Leeds Metropolitan for 21 years, Judy has exhibited worldwide including installations at Kew Gardens and Leeds Hospital. Judy has won numerous awards, most recently The Discerning Eye in 2010, as the Northern Regional Prizewinner. Judy has been exhibiting with Thackeray Gallery since 1991 and her work can be found in public, private and corporate collections worldwide.

Victoria Crowe was born in Kingston-upon-Thames and studied at Kingston School of Art from 1961-65. She continued her training at the Royal College of Art, London from 1965-68. Following this, she taught at Edinburgh College of Art until 1998. Since the 1970s she regularly exhibited with Thackeray Gallery. Victoria has been the recipient of many awards and has had many important portrait commissions. Her paintings have been the subject of many publications, including two monographs, ‘A Shepherds Life’, in 2000 and ‘Painted Insights’, in 2001. Thackeray Gallery continues to handle Victoria’s work from The Shepherd’s Life period of 1970s and 1980s.

Ralph Freeman was born in London and studied at St Martin’s and Harrow Schools of Art from 1961-1965. He worked as an artist, musician and art director in London and Europe until 1983 and thereafter painted exclusively and performed with various jazz projects both as composer and pianist. In 1988, he moved to St Ives, Cornwall, and was elected member of the Newlyn and the Penwith Societies of Artists. After spending over twenty years in St Ives, Ralph moved back to London and had his first solo show with Thackeray Gallery in 2013. His work is in many private collections worldwide.

JUDY BUXTON (b.1961)

JOANNA CARRINGTON (1931-2003)

JOE FAN RSA (b.1962)

ANTHONY GARRATT (b.1979)

Judy Buxton graduated from Falmouth College of Art in 1993, receiving a First Class Honours Degree. She then went on to gain a Masters in Fine Art at the Royal Academy Schools in London. Over the years, Judy has received several awards, including First Prize, Gold Medal, The Worshipful Company of Painters – Stainers in 1996, Natwest Finalist and Prize Winner in 1997 and The Hunting Art Prize, Second Prize Winner in 2005. Judy’s work can be found in many public and corporate collections, such as Tresco Estate, Swiss Bank, Firmdale Hotels, Connaught Hotel, amongst others. Thackeray Gallery has been representing Judy since 2008.

Joanna Carrington was born in Hampstead, London and was the niece of Dora Carrington (Bloomsbury Group). In 1948 she went to Paris, studying under Fernand Léger. From 1949-1952, she attended Central St Martins, London where her tutors were Keith Vaughan, William Roberts and Louis Le Broque. Whilst there, she was awarded the Queens scholarship. From the 1980s, exhibitions in London and France became regular events and her work keenly sought after by both public and private collectors. Her last solo exhibition was held at Thackeray Gallery in 1999, followed by her memorial exhibition in 2005. The Gallery continues to work exclusively with her Estate as well as dealing privately in her work.

Born in Hong Kong in 1962, Joe Fan came to Scotland in the 1970s to study Graphic Design and continued his studies at Gray’s School of Art, under the tutorship of Gordon Bryce RSA RSW. At his graduation he won the Miller Homes Young Scottish Artist of the Year award and was sent to Paris to spend some time at the Cité Internationale des Arts from 1989-1990. He returned to Aberdeen and lectured at Gray’s School of Art for seven years. Joe is the winner of many awards, including The Gillies Award, a 2009 and 2010 Prize Winner for the Aberdeen Artists’ Exhibition and in 2010 he won the Royal Scottish Academy’s John Maxwell Travelling Award. Joe Fan has been represented by Thackeray Gallery since 1990.

Anthony Garratt was born in Sevenoaks, Kent. He studied at Chelsea College of Art and then Falmouth College. Having worked as a designer for a few years in London, he was then able to take up painting full time. He now works from and is a Director of Jamaica Street Studios in Bristol. He has exhibited work at the Royal Academy Summer Exhibition. In 2011, Anthony was featured in the Television Series, ‘Show Me The Monet’ and furthermore, in 2012, Anthony was invited to be one of twelve artists by the BBC to paint the Diamond Jubilee River Pageant. Anthony has been exhibiting with Thackeray Gallery since 2011.

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IWAN GWYN PARRY RCA (b.1970)

DARREN HUGHES RCA (b.1970)

CAROLINE MCADAM CLARK RWS

ELERI MILLS RCA (b.1955)

Iwan Gwyn Parry was born in Anglesey, Wales. He completed a BA Fine Art Degree at the Cardiff Institute from 1989 to 1992, where he achieved a First Class Honours. He then went on to undertake a Masters in painting at the Chelsea School of Art and Design from 1992 to 1993. Since 1994, Iwan has been a Fine Art Lecturer at Bangor College, which he continues to do today. His work can be found in many public collections, including the Contemporary Art Society of Wales and Anglesey County Council as well as many private collections in the UK and worldwide. Iwan Gwyn Parry has been exhibiting with Thackeray Gallery since 2009.

Darren Hughes was born in 1970 in Bangor, Wales. He studied Fine Art and Printmaking at Falmouth School of Art & Design from 1990-1993. Following which he then went on to complete a Post Graduate Degree at Cyprus School of Art, Paphos in 1994. His work can be found in many public, private and corporate collections, including The National Library of Wales and the Royal Cambrian Academy and in 2001, they awarded him the Young Welsh Artists of the Year at the Royal Cambrian Academy. Darren was introduced to Thackeray Gallery in 2004 by Kyffin Williams, a great admirer and supporter of Darren’s work.

Caroline McAdam Clark was born in London. She graduated from Edinburgh College of Art and Edinburgh University in 1970. Caroline has consistently pursued a career as a painter and has exhibited her work throughout Europe. Her work is in numerous private and corporate collections around the world, such as the West Deutches Landesbank, Archant Newspapers and Firmdale Hotels, London. She is a member of the Royal Watercolour Society. She has studios in both London and Suffolk. Caroline has been exhibiting with Thackeray Gallery since 1993.

Eleri Mills was born in Wales and grew up on the family farm, developing her love and understanding of the ‘land’. In 1977, she went to Manchester Art School to study Art and Design. The time in Manchester gave her a new perspective and deeper understanding of the history of Wales, which clearly inspired her work from then on. Eleri’s work has been exhibited throughout Europe, the USA and Japan. In 2009, a 4-piece installation was exhibited at the National Assembly for Wales. In 2010, Eleri won the Creative Wales Ambassador Award by the Arts Council of Wales which resulted in an Artist Residency at the Columbia University, New York. Her work has been exhibited at Thackeray Gallery since 2000.

CLAERWEN HOLLAND

JOHN JOEKES (b.1950)

CHRISTINE MCARTHUR (b.1953)

ALBERTO MORROCCO RSA RSW OBE (1917-1998)

Claerwen Holland was born in Radnorshire, Wales. She studied at Byam Shaw School of Art, under the direction of Maurice de Sausmarez who awarded her the Principal’s Prize for ‘landscape in oils’. She completed the National Diploma for Fine Arts and won The David Murray studentship in Landscape Painting, awarded by the Royal Academy, London. She is predominately well known for her domestic still lifes and landscape, the kitchen gardens of Wales, or the sandy beaches of the British Coast. More recently, Claerwen has been painting people, going about their everyday lives with charming results. Claerwen has been exhibiting with Thackeray Gallery since 1996.

Born in London, John Joekes was a pupil of George Kennethson and studied at Camberwell College of Art. He uses traditional carving techniques in his sculptures all of which were learnt whilst working as a banker mason, then fixer mason and carver at Chichester Cathedral. John has had numerous Solo and Group exhibitions throughout England and has curated and organised exhibitions, most notably in the 1985 Bath International Sculpture Competition. In John’s words, “everything I make attempts to capture a moment in time – by the act of stone carving, I turn mass into energy.” John has exhibited with Thackeray Gallery since 2005.

Christine McArthur was born in Kirkintilloch, near Glasgow. She studied at The Glasgow School of Art between 1971-1976. After graduating, she taught and produced book illustrations, until the demand for her work enabled her to paint full time. She was awarded Scottish Education Department Travelling Scholarships in 1975 and 1976 and was elected a Member of the Royal Glasgow Institute of the Fine Arts in 1990. In 1995, she was elected a member of the Royal Scottish Society of Painters in Watercolour. Christine has exhibited throughout the UK and her work can be found in many collections worldwide. Christine first exhibited at the Thackeray Gallery in the early 1990s.

Alberto Morrocco was born in Aberdeen to Italian Parents. At the remarkable age of 14, he attended Gray’s School of Art where he was taught by James Cowie and Robert Sivell. In 1950, Alberto was appointed Head of Painting at Duncan of Jordonstone College of Art, Dundee. During this time he started to explore colour in a serious way, he was most renowned for his depiction of Italian Life – clowns, beaches, figures and melon sellers becoming his ‘signature’ objects. He was awarded the San Vito Prize in Rome, 1959, Honourary Degrees from Aberdeen and Dundee Universities and in 1993 was awarded OBE for Services to the Arts. Alberto Morrocco exhibited with Thackeray Gallery bi-annually from 1970 until his death in 1998. The gallery continues to represent his work today.

MICHAEL HONNOR (b.1944)

DAVID KLEIN ARBS (b.1962)

JENNIFER MCRAE RSA

CAREY MORTIMER (b.1962)

Michael Honnor was born in Dartmoor, Devon. He left Devon to study English at Oxford University and then painting at Hornsey College followed in turn by a year at Byam Shaw School of Art, London. In 1978, Michael returned to Dartmoor, basing himself on the edge of the Erme Valley. It was at this time his involvement with Dartington Hall began and he set up their renowned print workshop and was the Director there for over thirty years. Michael has exhibited widely in the UK and his work is in many public, private and corporate collections worldwide. Michael has been exhibiting with Thackeray Gallery since 1988.

David Klein started his working life in engineering, during which time he met the sculptor John Jennings and later became his assistant. This experience led him to realise his passion for sculpting by doing a Fine Art Degree at Staffordshire University from 1992-1994. He continued his studies with a postgraduate course in figurative sculpting, at The Frink School of Sculpture from 1994-1996. In 2007, David showed his work at the V&A Museum and in 2010, he was elected a member of the Royal British Society of Sculptors (ARBS) and the Society of Portrait Sculptors (SPS). David has been exhibiting with Thackeray Gallery since 2002.

Jennifer McRae studied painting at Gray’s School of Art in Aberdeen from 19871992 and received a First Class Degree in Fine Arts. In 2002, Jennifer moved from Edinburgh to London after being offered a bursary place at the Prince’s Drawing School. Jennifer has won multiple prizes and awards, to include BP Portrait Award, the Hunting Art Prizes, the Singer Friedlander and Kauphting Watercolour prizes, the Morrison Scottish Portrait Award and most recently the Worshipful Society of Painter Stainers. Her latest portrait commissions include Dame Judi Dench, and Sir Chris Hoy. Jennifer has been exhibiting with Thackeray Gallery since 2007.

Carey Mortimer was born in London. After studying Decorative Arts at the City & Guilds, London Art School from 1984-1986, she travelled to Italy, completing a further years study, specialising in Fresco technique. Following this, she achieved a Masters in Public Art and Design at Duncan of Jordonston College of Art, Dundee. Carey has had multiple public commissions, as well as her work being collected privately and corporately worldwide. Currently, Carey works and lives in Sardinia. Carey has been exhibiting with Thackeray Gallery since 1994.

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GARETH PARRY RCA (b.1951)

ETHEL WALKER (b.1941)

Gareth Parry was born in the slate quarrying town of Blaenau Ffestiniog, North Wales. After leaving school he went on to study at Manchester College of Art in the late 1960s. Following that, he worked at a local mine for two years before starting to paint once again, embracing all that came his way, illustrating, or undertaking commissions as varied as landscapes, portraits and still lifes. Gareth has exhibited over many years in both London and Wales and his work can be found in Public and Private collections. Gareth has been exhibiting with Thackeray Gallery since 2007.

Ethel Walker studied at Glasgow School of Art from 1959-1964. She is a highly established Scottish Artist, famous for her interpretation of light and weather. Her work is collected all around the world. Ethel exhibits regularly in both London and Scotland and her work is in Private Collections worldwide. Her Awards include, The Anne Redpath Award in 1982, The Glasgow Herald Painting Competition in 1986, the Alva Computers Purchase Prize and The Whyte & Mackay Group Award both in 1995, the Scottish Provident Award in 1997, Barclay Lenney Award in 2000, and Mabel McKinlay Award in 2002. Exhibiting with Thackeray Gallery since 1982.

PHIL ROGERS RCA (b.1941)

SIR KYFFIN WILLIAMS RA OBE (1918-2006)

Phil Rogers was born in Newport, Wales. He spent a year at Newport College of Art, before going on to study at Swansea College of Art, from 1970-1974. After graduating, he took up a teaching post in Cambridgeshire, before returning to Wales in 1978, where he set up his first workshop in Rhayader. He has conducted workshops worldwide and has written several books on salt and ash glazed pottery. He has been Chair of the Crafts Potters Association, and in 2004 became the first potter to be elected to the Royal Cambrian Academy. Phil has exhibited worldwide and his work has been with Thackeray Gallery since 2004.

Sir Kyffin Williams was born on Anglesey, North Wales. He attended Slade School of Fine Art from 1941-1944. Following this he became the Senior Art Master at Highgate School, London, from 1944-1973. In 1974, Kyffin was made a Royal Academician in London. Following that, he returned to live in Anglesey, where he developed his career and reputation as Wales’s leading contemporary painter. He received many Honours including The University of Wales, the Honourable Society of Cymmrodorian and the Contemporary Art Society of Wales. He was the President of the Royal Cambrian Academy from 1969-1977, and then again from 1992 until 2006. In 1982, he was awarded an OBE and in the New Years Honours List 2000, Kyffin received a Knighthood by Her Majesty The Queen. Thackeray Gallery represented Kyffin’s paintings throughout his career, from 1970 until his death in 2006, with bi-annual exhibitions. We continue to be proud to represent his work today.

KATE SCHURICHT Kate Schuricht’s raku and stoneware ceramics have been exhibited both nationally and internationally since 1996. Inspired by connections to the past and the passage of time, her collection of boxes, jugs, vessels and containers, explore the juxtaposition between internal and external space. A Professional Member of the Crafts Potters Association, Kate has completed commissions for Private and Public collections including British Airways, the British Embassy in St Petersburg, The Walker Art Gallery, Liverpool, Cowley Manor and the Ceramic Art Museum in Ibaraki, Japan to be exhibited at the Cheongju Biennale 2013. Her work is featured in a number of highly acclaimed printed publications and films.

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