Contemporary Art Holdings

Wetpaint Gallery

A mixed exhibition of contemporary prints and paintings

This exhibition included work by:

Sir Terry Frost RA, Brenda Hartill, Edward Rennie & Ian Wilkinson. Ceramics by Mary Rose Young.

Sir Terry Frost RA  
Terry Frost first began to paint as a prisoner of war. Returning to England, he received an ex-serviceman's grant and attended Camberwell School of Art, London from 1947 to 1950. He went on to teach at the Bath Academy of Art at Corsham Court from 1952, and was the Gregory Fellow at Leeds University 1954 to 1956, teaching at Leeds School of Art from 1956 to 1957. He was made Artist in Residence at the Fine Art Department of Newcastle University in 1964, became a full time lecturer at the Department of Fine Art, Reading University 1965, and went on to become Professor of Painting at the University of Reading from 1977 to 1981.
Sun & Boats
Frost's first one-man show was held at the Leicester Galleries in 1952. He continued to exhibit regularly in London and his first international one-man show was held in 1961 at the Bertha Schaeffer Gallery, New York. Frost had also participated in many group shows since 1953, and his work is held in many corporate and private collections throughout the world.
Swing Rhythm

Sun Tree

Terry Frost was elected Royal Academician
1992 and received a knighthood in 1998.
He lived and works in Newlyn, Cornwall.

Ian Wilkinson  

Ian Wilkinson was born in Lancashire 1962 where he studied at Burnley College before completing a degree in fine art at North Staffordshire Polytechnic in 1983. He now lives in Suffolk and is a co-founder of the Limberhurst Press in Cambridgeshire.

Wilkinson's inspiration comes from many different areas and aspects of his life. Working in various media including oil on canvas, silkscreen and etching, he often combines processes and techniques resulting in highly individual and tactile prints and paintings. Continuous experimentation with new materials constitutes a strong part of his work, giving it its own unique and constantly evolving identity.

Wilkinson exhibits regularly in galleries up and down the country as well as working on large scale commissions. He has work in private collections in England, Germany, U.S.A., Belgium, France, Eire, Japan, Greece and New Zealand.

Commissions include; Autotype International, The Royal Windsor Hotel - Brussels, Crowne Plaza Hotel - Marlow, British Telecom and Cambridge Antibody Technology.


Leap of Faith II