Approved: 29.01.2007

Philip Ryland

Artist

Approved: 29.01.2007

My work historically derives from an auto-biographical point that uses personal photographic material as a source to draw on memories of people or place. With this, a diverse working process takes place that can result in an entirely new body of work, exploring a by-product of that process or the particular details of a piece. For the last few years I have taken a step back from exhibiting to explore new themes and ways of working that has proved invaluable in the development of my latest work. 

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  • Location: Farnham, South East
  • Activities: Practice-based research, Residencies, Workshops, Private commissions
  • Categories: Drawing, Painting
  • Tags: painting, landcsape, abstract, acrylic, oil, drawing, contemporary, british, environment
 

Biography

My work historically derives from an auto-biographical point that uses personal photographic material as a source to draw on memories of people or place. With this, a diverse working process takes place that can result in an entirely new body of work, exploring a by-product of that process or the particular details of a piece. For the last few years I have taken a step back from exhibiting to explore new themes and ways of working that has proved invaluable in the development of my latest work. 

This work centres around a local area known as Caesar's Camp. Owned by and used extensively by the military, it is a large area of heathland containing a wide diversity of wildlife and is used by a variety of people who walk, run and cycle in the area. Extensively using sketchbooks as well as photography I am producing a body of work using abstraction and figuration to look at all aspects of this landscape and the effect that human intervention has had.

CV & Education

Exhibitions

2015 - Baker Tilly, Guildford

2013 - I Heart Aldershot, West End Centre, Aldershot

2012 - Guildford Arts, Guildford

2010 - Surrey Artist of the year shortlist, New Ashgate Gallery, Farnham

        - 99 Objects Open Studios, Farnham

        - Affordable Art Fair New York, Will's Art Warehouse, New York

        - The Affordable Art Fair, Will's Art Warehouse, London

         - There is Beauty in the City, Air Space Gallery, Stoke on Trent

2008 - Spring show, Three Roses Gallery, Arundel

2006 - Glasgow Art Fair, George Square, Glasgow

        - Winter Show, Guildford Arts, Clyde and Co, Guildford

2005 - Seeing Faces, Riverhouse, Walton On Thames, Surrey

        - The Affordable Art Fair, Battersea Park, London

        - The Affordable Art Fair, The Metropolitan Pavilion, New York

        - The Glasgow Art Fair, George Square, Glasgow

        - The Winter Show, The New Ashgate Gallery, Farnham, Surrey

2004 - Farnham Art Society Spring Show, Surrey Institute of Art and Design, Farnham

        - Paint, Will's Art Warehouse, London

        - FAS Prize winner's show, The Farnham Museum

        - Baker Tilly, Guildford

        - Turchique, Frensham, Surrey

        - The Affordable Art Fair, Battersea Park, London

        - The Affordable Art Fair, Royal Hall of Industries, Sydney, Australia

        - The Affordable Art Fair, The Metropolitan Pavilion, New York

2003 - Alive, Will's Art Warehouse, London

        - The Affordable Art Fair, Battersea Park, London 

Commissions

2013 - James Fairhurst Jewellery, Farnham Maltings.

2010 - Bellamanda Investments, Farnham

2009 - Connaught Hotel, David Collins Design, London

2006 - Waverley Borough Council Buildings, Godalming

2005 - Ellis Campbell, Coxbridge Business Park, Farnham

2004 - Harrison Ince, Lloyds No1, The Bath House, Kendal

2004 - J D Wetherspoon, The Riddle White, Carlisle

2003 - Harrison Ince, The Ambrose Lloyd, Mold, Flintshire

2003 - Harrison Ince, The Saracen's Head, Daventry

Workshops and Residencies

2015 - All Hallows School 2 day workshops, Farnham

2013 - Pilgrims Way 'Exploring Monet' residency

2007 - Pilgrims Way studio workshops

2006 - Treloars studio workshops

         - St Andrews School studio workshops, Farnham, Surrey 

         - Painting by Numbers, The Maltings Festival, Farnham.

Other

2007 - Theme Magazine

        - Celeste Art Prize shortlist, London

2004 - James Hockey Award for Best Painting, FAS, Surrey Institute of Art and Design