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Philip Beadle

Philip Beadle

Philip is a self taught artist who had his nforst solo exhibition in 1998. He works in oil, watercolour, dry point and monotype. He enjoys skiing and tramping and his forays into the mountains are an increasing source of inspiration along with life studies, painting trips overseas and his immediate environment in Christchurch including the beaches, the city and plains.

He enjoys working with colour and light, especially with low winter and evening light which create deep shadows strong highlights and exciting tonal variation. He also is concerned with creating an exciting painting surface with abstract qualities. 

1959 Born in Christchurch, New Zealand

1978 - 81 Auckland University - studying architecture Canterbury University - studying commerce
1983 - 89 lived in the MacKenzie Country working seasonally at Ohau Ski Area, watercolour painting and screenprinting with the                            -                       mountainous environment for inspiration
1992 travelled and painted in Canada, USA, South America, France and Spain
1993 started working with acrylic and oils and exhibiting in group shows – joined regular life drawing group and set up studio
1995 etching course at Christchurch Polytech and developed skills in monotype and drypoint
1996 painting trip to England, France, Switzerland
1998 first solo exhibition
1999 Painting trip to France and Italy
2006 Painting trip to France and Italy
2001 – 14 annual exhibitions at Millwood Gallery (Wellington) and Little River Gallery (Banks Peninsula)

 Professional Recognition/Awards

1997 Merit Award – Malvern Community Art Society
        Merit Award – Ashburton Society of Art
1999 Members' Choice Award – COCA Christchurch
2001 Premier Art Award – Ashburton Society of Art
2006 TrustPower Award – Ashburton Society of Art
2012 MCAC Friends Award – Malvern Community Art Society

 

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