B I O G R A P H Y


 

Jeremy Galton is best known for his still lifes, completed with meticulous attention to colour and drawing. For him, the beauty of still life painting lies in the means by which the artist draws our attention to even the most banal objects, things we have all seen but never really looked at before. His approach considers the particularities of his subject matter, where the results are not generalised transcriptions of any piece of fruit, or any flower petal, but recreations of exactly those that existed in front of him when painting. In this way, his work allows for extreme scrutiny, where closer observation of his pictures only reveals detail previously unnoticed.


Jeremy was originally encouraged to take up painting by Anthony Green and Sir Kyffin Williams. He studied Fine Art at the City and Guilds of London School of Art under Rodney Burn, Bernard Dunstan and Diana Armfield among others. He has held a number of one-man exhibitions and his work is continually viewable in group shows in galleries across the country. He is the author of five art books including the best-selling Encyclopedia of Oil Painting Techniques which has been in print since 1991. As a member of the Royal Society of British Artists (RBA) he exhibits at the Mall Galleries in London on an annual basis. He has won numerous awards and his paintings feature in a large number of international private collections including those of a number of well-known corporate clients.

 



Recent Exhibitions

2014 EDS Gallery, Edinburgh

2014 Curwen Gallery, London

2014 Russell Gallery, London

2013 Rye Gallery, Kent

2013 Mall Galleries "Still Alive - Contemporary Still Life Painting"

2012 Catto Gallery, London (Solo Exhibition)

 

Recent Awards

2014 Finalist, Curwen Gallery Prize for Figurative Painting

2014 Frinton Frames Award

2012 Winsor & Newton Award

2009 Vivis Memorial Award


Recent Articles

Numerous contributions to art magazines, most recently:

2014 Making Arrangements, Artists & Illustrators (April Issue)

2012 Optical Colour Mixing, Artists & Illustrators (November issue)

2012 Winning Ways, Artists & Illustrators (June Issue)