Simon Blackwood - Artist/painter

Azaleas 1 - Pastel - 20 X 17ins
Azaleas 2 - Pastel - 20 X 17ins
Azaleas 3 - Pastel - 20 X 17ins
Azaleas 4 - Pastel - 20 X 17ins
Borders landscape 1 - Pastel - 24.5 X 23 ins


Simon Blackwood

Simon Anthony James Blackwood
Born 17th May 1948 Chelmsford, Essex.
Schools : Trinity School, Chelmsford.
Chelmsford Technical School
The Gilberd School, Colchester.Essex.
1965/67 Colchester School of Art - Dip AD Foundation - tutuors: Peter Blake, Francis Bacon, John Nash amongst others.
1967/70 Coventry School of Art - Dip AD - despite the conceptualists worked under Mike Sandle (Sculptor), Ted Atkinson (sculptor), Ted Harrison (typography) and Barbara Reis (Art Historian)
1970/71 Worked as assistant to Mike Sandle (Sculptor) and with Barbara Reis on her book on Turner in London.
1971/72 Studied under John.G.Bennett at the Academy for Continuous Education at Sherborne in Gloucestershire, there met and encouraged an ageing Gerald Wilde (painter, ‘Bloomsbury Set’) and was in touch with him until his death in 1986.
1972/80 Founder member of the Beshara Design Centre, the Industrial Buildings Preservation Trust and Rotherhithe Workshops Ltd in London. Involved in raising funds and the conversion of a group of Docklands Warehouses for use as artists and designers studios and a centre for Dance and the performing Arts.
1976 Opened the Riverside Studio Dance Centre in Rotherhithe with the first performance of Leonid Massine’s ballet “The Song of the Reed” based on the opening stnza of Jelaleddin Rumi’s Mathnawi.
1976 Attended the Beshara School of Intensive Esoteric Education Gloucestershire. Travelled extensively in Europe and the Near East.
1981 Moved to the Borders of Scotland to set up a studio/gallery and a picture conservation business.
1988 Established a new studio overlooking the Bosphorus in Istanbul - Turkey.
1989 Commissioned to live in Provence to work on a series of seven paintings for the interior of the recently restored Chateau du Tourreau, Vaucluse.
1990/ today painting in Turkey, Scotland, France and USA. Restoring paintings on canvas and panel and works on paper in the UK.

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Recent Exhibitions

One-man Exhibitions 1985 Dundas Gallery, Carlisle - “Bus-stop” series.
1986 Netherbow Arts Centre, Carlisle - “Aquatic Light” series.
1989 Anthony Mould Ltd, New Bond Street, London.
1991 Micheal Parkin Fine Art Lts, Motcombe Street, London.
1992 William Hardie Gallery, Glasgow.
1992 Brian Sinfield Gallery, Burford, Oxon.
1993 Kusav Arts - Istanbul, Turkey.
1994 Brian Sinfield Gallery, Burford, Oxon.
1996 Cynthia Bourne Gallery, London.
2006 Foss Fine Arts, London
2003 -2007 represented by the Cynthia Corbett Gallery 15 Claremont Lodge, 15 The Downs, Wimbledon, SW20 8AU Tel: 020 8947 6782
Group shows - various in Scotland, England and Istanbul, Turkey. London Art Fare2004, 2005 & 2006, Glasgow Art Fare 2005.

Some of the Collections
The Fleming Collection, Nomura International, Breakthrough Technologies, The Sabanci family Corporation(Turkey), Mr & Mrs Dobbs-Higginson (France), Mr & Mrs William Mellen (UK), Mr & Mrs Nicholas Ward (UK), Mr Peter Webster (NY City).
Extensive Photographic Records of Paintings with the Witt Library, London.

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Studio Address 10 & 11 Bourtree Terrace, Hawick, Roxburgh, Scotland TD9 9HN

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