Approved: 24.02.2010

Hester Berry

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Approved: 24.02.2010

When I paint I am looking for ways to represent my encounters with the beauty and power of the natural landscape. My intention is to find visual equivalents for the sensual, aural, and other, primarily non-visual experiential qualities encountered. This wish to paint as a homage to the environment led me to choose recycled and eco-friendly materials, and also introduce new subject matter such as places

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  • Location: Brighton, South East
 

Biography

When I paint I am looking for ways to represent my encounters with the beauty and power of the natural landscape. My intention is to find visual equivalents for the sensual, aural, and other, primarily non-visual experiential qualities encountered. This wish to paint as a homage to the environment led me to choose recycled and eco-friendly materials, and also introduce new subject matter such as places currently threatened by environmental issues. It is important that the scenes I depict are a recollection of my experience and feelings towards an occasion which is still fresh in my memory. Consequently I am visiting areas near to where I am living at the moment, which either show signs of people's efforts (or lack thereof) towards sustainable projects, or occasions where the effects of climate change are visible, i.e. flooding and unusual weather. In trying to reduce my carbon footprint, I hope to raise awareness and show others that it is not only financially beneficial, but crucial to the preservation of eco-systems all around the globe, that we lead more responsible and sustainable lives.

CV & Education

Qualifications and training 2009 - MA Fine Art: Painting, Wimbledon College of Art, Merton Hall Road, Wimbledon Solo exhibitions 2012 - Hester Berry, Appledore Gallery, Appledire, Devon 2011 - Archway Gallery, Wellington School, Somerset 2011 - Banbury's, Banbury's, Tiverton 2011 - Brighton Media Centre, Brighton Media Centre, Brighton 2011 - The New Ashgate Gallery, The New Ashgate Gallery, Farnham 2011 - Young Artists Award 2011, the Biscuit Factory, Newcastle-upon-Tyne 2010 - Hester Berry: Landscapes, New Ashgate, Farnham 2010 - Horizons, 150 Building, West Buckland School, West Buckland, Devon 2009 - 'It's All Up In The Air, Gallery 118, Westbourne Grove, Notting Hill Group exhibitions 2012 - 2012 Affordable Art Fair, Gallery One, Hampstead Heath 2012 - 2012 FEAT, Rottingdean Windmill, Rottingdean, Sussex 2012 - Brighton Fringe Festival, New England House, Brighton 2012 - Gallery One, Gallery One, Grayshott, Surrey 2012 - Hop Open Exhibition 2012, Hop Gallery, Lewes, Sussex 2012 - Westward Ho! And Bideford Art Society 89th Summer Exhibition, Burton Art Gallery, Bideford, Devon 2011 - 2011 Artsdepot Open, Artsdepot, North Finchley, London 2011 - H is for....Harley Gallery Open, Harley Gallery, Worksop 2011 - Hop Open Exhibition 2011, Hop Gallery, Lewes, Sussex 2010 - Westward Ho! And Bideford Art Society 88th Summer Exhibition, Burton Art Gallery, Bideford, Devon 2010 - Festival of Nature, The Bristol Gallery, Bristol 2010 - Outlook - an exhibition to raise money for Leukaemia and Lymphoma Research, West Buckland School, North Devon 2009 - (Part of constantly changing exhibition), New Ashgate Gallery, The Waggon Yard, Farnham 2009 - Artsdepot Open 2009, Artsdepot, Tally Ho! Corner, North Finchley 2009 - Deutsche Postbank, Queen's Street, London 2009 - 'Intersection', MA Interim Show, The Nunnery, Bow Road, London Degree shows 2009 - MA 2009 Degree Show, Wimbledon College of Art, UAL, Merton Hall Road, Wimbledon Curated projects 2012 - Dark Clouds, Collective Unconcious, Worcester City Art Gallery Workshops 2010 - Art and sustainability workshop, The New Ashgate Gallery, , Farnham Competitions, prizes and awards 2011 - People’s Choice – Young Artist of the Year 2011, The Biscuit Factory Foundation, Newcastle-upon-Tyne 2008 - 2008 Geoffrey Crawshay Memorial Travelling Scholarship, University of Wales, Cyprus College of Art