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Born in Hertfordshire, England in 1967, Fletcher Sibthorp has had a successful career as a painter since graduating with Honours from Kingston University in 1989. Although predominantly known for his dance paintings, Fletcher has produced a number of artworks as part of an ongoing series called Quiet Space.

“The Quiet Space series is for me my most personal work. I have found reward over the years in producing artworks that just ‘are’. I attach no great meaning to them and I shy away from explaining them in any way.”

“After embarking on this series back in 1999, I felt that I hadn’t fully explored the theme and found myself drawn to it time and again. Quiet Space represents for me, captured moments of human introspection and frailty, instants which exist and then are gone, whether an expression, the way light falls and catches the face, or a simple portrait. The simplicity of the paintings allows the viewer to naturally attach their own experiences and thoughts to the work. There is an underlying narrative in most of the pieces, but this is subtle.”

“Technically I’ve found that over the years my work has become more considered – following classical practices and ideals. Inspired by the work I admire at The National Gallery and Tate Britain and the recent  American resurgence in representational art, I embarked on the journey of honing my skills to create the work I wanted to create and to find my individual voice.”

I came to the conclusion that each piece produced had to be gem-like, created with care and skill. I wanted people to appreciate the work for what it was and be able to recognise the effort involved in producing each artwork – my own personal creation, painted solely by me and not one of many on a production line, painted by assistants. I had to be completely satisfied it was the best that I could do and anything less rejected.”

“I am not out to rock the world with my insights, but in some way I hope these paintings will touch the soul of someone, for a moment. If this is the case I have achieved what I have set out to do.”

Click here to read more about Fletcher Sibthorp at Wikipedia

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

1992 In Motion – London, UK
2000 Quiet Space – The China Club, Hong Kong
Flamenco I – Tokyo, Japan
2002 Flamenco II – Tokyo, Japan
2004 Flamenco III – Kyoto, Japan
2005 Passion Studies in Dance – Cork Street Gallery, Cork Street, London
2006 Selected Works – Medici Gallery, Cork Street, London
Selected Works – Shibuya, Tokyo, Japan
2007 Selected Works – Medici Gallery, Cork Street, London
Selected Works – Shinjuku, Tokyo, Japan
2008 Selected Works – Medici Gallery, Cork Street, London
2009 Selected Works – Shibuya Ku, Tokyo, Japan
2010 Selected Works – Medici Gallery, Cork Street, London
Selected Works – Shibuya Ku, Tokyo, Japan
2012/13 Transition – Heartbreak Gallery, London
Selected Works – Shibuya Ku, Tokyo, Japan
2016 Elemental – Belgravia Gallery, London

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2013 Spring Exhibition – Blackheath Gallery London
2014 Winter Collective – The Albemarle Gallery London
2015 Summer Exhibition – Blackheath Gallery London

SELECTED BIBLIOGRAPHY

Communication Arts Illustration Annual. 35. 1994. pp. p87 and 108–109. CA published awards in 3 Annuals ISBN 0010-351

Step-by-Step Graphics magazine: pp. 77-82Davies, Susan (January/February 1996). “Motion Pictures / The Need to Develop” (in English) (USA magazine)

Communication Arts Illustration Annual. 37. 1996. pp. p27

Communication Arts Illustration Annual. 38. California 94306I: Coyne & Blanchard. 1997. pp. p96

Art Business Today (UK: Fine Art Trade Guild): pp. p54-59Ruston, Annabelle (October 2005). “The cream of the crop” (in English) (magazine)

Ballet.co Magazine. Carole Edrich (June/July2005). “Fletcher Sibthorp – Painting Passion”

Passion – Fletcher Sibthorp – Paintings, Drawings and Studies 1998-2005. UK: Buckingham Fine Art Publishers. ISBN 0954938208

Art Business Today (UK: Fine Art Trade Guild): pp. p38-45 and p9 Ruston, Annabelle (October 2006). “A cut above” (inEnglish) (magazine)

Art Business Today (UK: Fine Art Trade Guild): pp. p54-59 Ruston, Annabelle (October 2005). “The cream of the crop” (in English) (magazine)

The Elmbridge Lifestyle Magazine (plus 6 other titles across Surrey) (Sheengate Publishing Limited UK): pp. p17 Cordrey, Carol (February 2008). “Art Movement” (in English) (magazine)

The Artists and Illustrator Magazine (January 2009) Self Portrait p98 (in English) (magazine)

AWARDS

 2014   Winner of the ARC ( Art Renewal Centre )  Salon in three categories; Best Nude , Chairmans Choice Award and Honorable Mention in the Figurative Category  Award
2015   Finalist of the ARC ( Art Renewal Centre )  Salon in two catagories and Chairmans Choice Award