Approved: 16.08.2006

Valma Cheffins

Artist

Approved: 16.08.2006

I started etching during the sixties, this developed at Barking and Redbridge Colleges under Harry Eccleston, Master Designer for the Bank of England, and with Michael Rothenstein and Valerie Thornton.
My themes are the decorative aspects of architecture and the natural world. I design and print these etchings myself.
I first exhibited in London in 1974. I have shown my work with the Printmakers'

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  • Location: Romford, London
  • Categories: Printmaking
 

Biography

I started etching during the sixties, this developed at Barking and Redbridge Colleges under Harry Eccleston, Master Designer for the Bank of England, and with Michael Rothenstein and Valerie Thornton. My themes are the decorative aspects of architecture and the natural world. I design and print these etchings myself. I first exhibited in London in 1974. I have shown my work with the Printmakers' Council, the Royal Society of Painter-Printmakers, the United Nations, magazine fairs and the National Trust. My etchings have been shown on Harlech and East Anglian Television. They have also been seen at the Guildhall in London. In 2009 and 2010 I exhibited in the Society of Woman Artists' exhibitions at the Mall Gallery in London.

CV & Education

Solo exhibitions 2008 - Valma Cheffins, The Flitch Art Gallery, Dunmow, Essex 2003 - The National Trust, Felbrigg Hall, Norfolk Group exhibitions 2008 - Essex Paints London, Guildhall, City of London, London 2007 - Christmas Crafts, Blackthorpe Barn, near Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk 2007 - Group Show, Shepherd Market Gallery, Mayfair, London 2006 - Christmas Crafts, Blackthorpe Barn, near Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk 2006 - Essex Craft Society - Artists in Action, Dunmow Maltings, Dunmow, Essex 2006 - Group Show, Ilford Art Society, London City Airport 2006 - London Group Show, Gallery 47, London 2005 - Country Living Magazine Show, Islington (since 2000) 2005 - Essex Craft Society and Essex Guild of Craftsmen exhibitions (since 2003) 2002 - London City Airport, joint exhibition October 2002 - Picture craft Gallery holt, January and May 2001 - Essex Art Club, St Botolph's Church, Aldgate, annual exhibition 2001 - International Print Triennial, Kanagawa, Japan 1999 - Ilford Art Society, 1999/2006, London City Airport 1981 - Royal Society of Painter-Printmakers Open Exhibitions, Bankside Gallery 1979 - Royal Society of Painter-Printmakers Open Exhibitions, Bankside Gallery 1976 - Royal Society of Painter-Printmakers Open Exhibitions, Bankside Gallery