1945 - ?

Bryan Whiteley

Bryan R. Whiteley was born at Aldeburgh, Suffolk in 1945, son of Albert Horner Whiteley (5 January 1914-4 November 1996) and his wife Josephine Bessie Smith (13 April 1921-2 October 2010), youngest daughter of Mr & Mrs Smith of Haven View, Aldringham, who married at Aldeburgh Parish Church, Suffolk in January 1941. Bryan studied at Ipswich School of Art 1962-1963 and at Camberwell School of Arts & Crafts, London 1963-1966, obtaining a diploma in Art & Design, his early influences were Paul CÚzanne (1839-1906) and Georges Braque (1882-1963). Art Teacher & Head of Expressive Arts at The Boswells School, Chelmsford 1966-2005. At college he made few attempts to paint naturalistically, preferring the order of straight lines, shallow space, and the interaction of colour. Eventually all signs of the familiar disappeared, the colours became brighter, and the patterned lines of the image were stacked, made circular, folded, and spiralled. More recent work has been about places visited such as Russia, Italy and New Zealand and is a synthesis of memories rather than portraits of actual places. A member of Chelmsford Art Group 2000-2008 and artworks and a print workshop member at Gainsborough's House Print Workshop, Sudbury from 2005 and a member of the Ipswich Art Society and was Chairman of Colchester Art Society. A member of Suffolk Open Studios from 115 Colneis Road, Felixstowe, Suffolk Bryan has exhibited at Haste Gallery, Ipswich; Little Baddow Arts Centre, Chelmsford; Digby Gallery, Colchester; John Russell Gallery, Ipswich; Artists in Essex, Waltham Abbey; Beecroft Art Gallery, Southend; Gainsborough's House Print Fair, Snape; Steeple Gallery, Halesworth; Gallerie Malicorne; Salon Melusin'Art and L'atelier Bleu, Vouvant, France; Babylon Gallery, Ely; Twelve Printmakers12PM; Prints & More, Southwold; Colchester Art Society; Anita Klein and elsewhere.

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