Lot 173 - Valerie Thompson - A Life in Spoons (1)
Oil paint on collage on paper
Signed on Verso
This auction is raising proceeds for The Hepatitis C Trust
I live in rural North Wales where I paint and hill walk.
I studied Graphic Design at Hornsey College of Art in London, and obtained a PGCE at Liverpool University. I had a career teaching in Cheshire Schools, including as Head of Art at Abbey Gate College, Chester. In 2009 I retired in order to pursue my other interests of long distance walking and producing my own Artwork.
I have had paintings regularly included in Exhibitions at The Royal Cambrian Academy in Conwy, The Chester Grosvenor Museum and The North Wales Open Art Exhibition at Theatr Clwyd.
My Paintings ‘A Life in Spoons 2’ and ‘13’ were exhibited at The Royal Academy Summer Exhibitions in 2022 and 2023 respectively. ‘A Life in Spoons 17’ has been accepted for the 2023 London Biennale.
Hornsey College of Art (Middlesex Polytechnic)
PGCE Liverpool University
RA Summer Show 2022 and 2023
London Biennale 2023
RCA Conwy Open-Highly Commended 2022
MOMA Machynlleth Open-Highly Commended 2022
Numerous other Open Shows in Wales and NW England
Statement about AOAP Submitted Artwork
The Spoon Paintings are from individual spoons I have worked from in my other recent paintings.
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