14 Ağustos 2012 Salı

Simon Pooley

Born in Macclesfield in Cheshire in 1955, Simon Pooley trained as an architect in London, qualifying in1980.
He practised in Sheffield for twelve years before moving, with his wife Hilary, to Cornwall in 1992 to paint full-time.

He works from a studio near Lamorna in Penwith just 8 miles from Lands End and shows in several galleries in
the UK including London and several Cornish galleries.
He has also shown abroad. He is a member of the
Newlyn Society of Artists,

“I seem to have had a pencil in my hand for most of my
life and I can recall my response to a place or object more
easily through the experience of having drawn it. But for
me, studio work is about memory, and memories, with the
passage of time, are susceptible to unconscious editing.
In the studio these submerged experiences, which have
been subjected to the alchemical process of distillation,
become small internal impulses that are sometimes quiet,
sometimes still, but may, at another time, rush to the s
urface and cry out for attention and creative expression.
This is the moment for me to begin work. Using line and
colour to create a psychological space for my subject I
continually overpaint, improvising as I go, responding to
the process of the painting’s own evolution.”

Selected Exhibitions

Featured Artist Mid Cornwall Galleries 1995 -2000
Members Shows Newlyn Art gallery 1997 -2003
“Critics Choice” Exhibitions Newlyn Art Gallery 1997- 2004
Two Man Show Marsden Contemporary Art London May 1996
Three Man Shows Rainyday Gallery Penzance Nov 1996, Nov 1998
Solo Show Out of the Blue Marazion July 1997
“Then and Now” David Messum Cork St. London Feb 1998
Group Show Groucho Club Soho London Jan 1999
Three Man Show Great Atlantic Map Works
Gallery, St Just, Cornwall April 1999
Solo Show Stour Gallery Warwicks Sept 1999
The Cornish Show City Gallery London EC2 Nov 1999
Gallery Artists Show City Gallery London EC2 Feb 2000
Three Man Show Great Atlantic Gallery March 2001
Three Man Show Innocent Fine Art, Bristol May 2001
Solo Show Great Atlantic Gallery Sept 2001
Art Fair Thompsons Gallery London Oct 2001
Solo Show Dick the Dog, Penzance May 2002
Solo Show The Stour Gallery, Warwicks Oct 2002
Group Show 'Weather Report' Newlyn Gallery 2003
Solo Show The Stour Gallery, Warwicks May 2004
Solo Show Badcocks Gallery, Newlyn May 2005
2 man show Yew Tree Gallery, Morvah Sept 2005
Solo Show The Stour Gallery, Warwicks Sept 2006
2 Man Show Rainyday Gallery Penzance Nov 2006
Solo Show Cornwall Contemporary, Penzance May 2008
Group Show 'Cornwall and the S.W.' Stour Gallery July 2008
Group Show 'Peninsular' Edgar Modern Gallery Bath July 2008
Solo Show The Stour Gallery, Warwicks Oct 2008


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