On Monday 15th – Wednesday 17th June I was invited to give a series of talks about my work in the National Portrait Gallery lecture theatre. I was slightly worried that my monotone West Midlands drawl would send everybody into a coma but they seemed to go fine – lots of questions at the end anyway which is usually a good sign.
I managed to talk for an hour each time but I guess when you’ve been working as a painter for about 16 years there’s plenty to talk about. Infact the hardest part was editing out rather than trying to fill the time. It was basically a talk about my wotk from my MA in 1992 to present day in sequence. I look mighty small on that stage up there.
June 20th, 2009
I will be doing a series of 3 talks about my work at the National Portrait Gallery next year in their excellent lecture theatre. They are scheduled for 15th, 16th, and 17th June 2009 in the morning of each day and will coincide with the opening of next years BP Portrait Awards.
The talks will focus upon all of the portraiture works that I have done from 1991 to present day. It will largely be in sequence from my early work in 1991 when I was working on my MA project and I will explain my thoughts, reasons and techniques behind each of the portraits. I will be discussing paintings and drawings and showing sequences depicting the build up/progress of a selection of my paintings. I would imagine that the talks will last around one and a half hours and are primarily aimed at school groups but I’m sure that they wouldn’t mind small individual groups attending too.
If you would like to know any more about these 3 events please contact Tanja Gangar, (Learning Manager at the NPG) on;
August 10th, 2008