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BIOGRAPHY

"My paintings are impressions of places and events from everyday life. Many are painted 'plein air' with a sense of what I like to call 'casual reality' through which I aim to catch the essence of my subjects with the use of light to energize and invigorate the work".

In 1986 British artist Gerald Green relinquished his career as an architect to follow his passion for painting. He is represented by a number of commercial galleries in the UK and has exhibited with several London Art Societies, together with being a finalist in a variety of National Arts Competitions.

His work has been shown in Europe, USA and in 2010 he was an invited artist for the inaugural International Watercolour Biennial in China. He has undertaken numerous commissions for National and International Property Development Companies. A published author, Gerald's work features in 9 books and for several years he has been a regular contributor to arts magazines.

He has appeared on television and taken part in radio interviews about his work.
He was born in Warwickshire in 1947.

Education
1977-  gained a Diploma in Architecture at Leicester Polytechnic School of Architecture and
membership of the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA)
He worked as an Architect until 1986.

Exhibitions
From 1978
Paintings have been shown in solo and group exhibitions at a number of commercial and public galleries including;
Wykeham Gallery, Stockbridge, Hants
Claremont Fine Art Sevenoaks Kent
The Walker Galleries Harrogate
Thompson's Gallery Aldeburgh
Angel Gallery, Lavenham, Suffolk
Red Rag Gallery Stow on the Wold, Gloucs
Loggia Gallery, London
Jerram Gallery, Sherborne, Dorset
Priory Gallery, Broadway, Worcs
The Fletcher Gate Gallery Nottingham
The Ridgeway Gallery Bakewell Derbyshire
Fosse Gallery, Stow on the Wold, Gloucs
The Weatherburn Gallery, Florida, USA
SAA Gallery Frankfurt, Germany
Eva Jekel Gallery, London
Luton Municipal Art Gallery
The City Art Gallery, Gloucester
Herbert (City) Art Gallery Coventry
RIBA, Guildhall and Royal Exchange Galleries, London

Art Society Shows and Competions
Exhibitions include;
2014 American Art Gallery Awards prizewinner - impressionism category
2010 Invited artist for the inaugural International Watercolour Biennial, Shanghai, China,
and selected for 2012 exhibition.
2004 Not The Turner Prize Exhibition, London,
2001 Laing Art Exhibition London
2000 Sunday Times Watercolour Exhibition London
London Art Society exhibitions include;
Royal Institute of Oil Painters
Royal Institute of Painters in Watercolour
Pastel Society
Britain's Painters
Society of Graphic Artists
Free Painters and Sculptors Group
Royal Birmingham Society of Artists
East Anglian Group of Marine Artists

Membership of Societies
Membership of arts associations have included;
2014 EAGMA - East Anglian Group of Marine Artists
2008 RBSA - Royal Birmingham Society of Artists
2007 BWS - Birmingham Watercolour Society
2000 Listed in Dictionary of International Biography
1998 The Society of Authors
1994 VPSAI - Vice President of The Society of Architectural Illustrators
1993/94 Appointed as a Director of the FPS
1992 FPS - Free Painters and Sculptors Group, London
1991 The Association of Illustrators

Published work
From 1995 work has been featured in nine books entitled;
The Artists Essential Guide to Watercolour (my own), published in 2008 by David and Charles
Rescue Techniques published in 2005 by Collins
The Watercolour Sky and Clouds Painting Techniques of 23 International Artists published in 2004 by IAM in USA
The Watercolour Problem Solver published in 2003 by Harper Collins
The Artists Problem Solver published in 2001 by Harper Collins
Watercolour Challenge published in 2001 by Eaglemoss
Art Class published in 2000 by Harper Collins
Architectural Rendering published in 1996 by Rotovision
Architecture in Watercolour published in1995 by VNR in USA
From 1989 I have written and illustrated articles about my own work in the following magazines;
The Artist - 51 articles published to date with 3 further articles due for publication in 2015
International Artist Magazine - Featured British artist in 2004
Watercolour Challenge Magazine
Artists and Illustrators Magazine – 3 articles published in 1989/91
Brush Strokes - Magazine accompanying the Channel 4 T.V. Watercolour Challenge series in 2000
Art of England Magazine
From 1979 to 1987 Commissioned artwork regularly published in Midlands County Magazine Warwickshire and Worcestershire Life.
161 drawings produced during this time.

Commissions
Since 1986 he has produced commissioned paintings for numerous National and International Architectural and Property Development companies
and private clients including:
Linacre College, Oxford - painting of proposed new college buildings
English Heritage – paintings for Bolsover Castle Derbyshire
Skidmore Owings and Merril inc Architects, London - paintings for their projects in The Algarve, Portugal, Germany and London
Rolfe Judd Architects, London – paintings of city office projects
Elsworth Sykes Architects, London – paintings depicting mainly retail developments
Murray Ward Architects, London – paintings of airport projects in UAE and Athens
Broadway Malyan Architects, Weybridge - paintings of leisure, retail and office projects
British Telecom Property Group, Birmingham Mitchells and Butlers, Birmingham
British Waterways, Newark
Hewlett Packard Ltd, Bracknell
Retail and Commercial Development clients include;
Prudential Portfolio Managers Ltd, London
Commercial Union, London
Discovery Properties, London
Belgravia Estates Ltd, London
O + H Properties, London
Chartwell Land Investments Ltd, London
Peabody Trust, London
Grosvenor Square Properties, London
Taylor Woodrow Developments Ltd, West Midlands
ASDA Stores Ltd, Leeds
Sainsburys Stores Ltd, London
Safeway Stores Ltd, Middlesex
Co-operative Society Ltd, West Midlands
Local Authority clients have included;
London Borough of Tower Hamlets
London Borough of Kingston upon Thames
Leicestershire County Council
Coventry City Council
Coventry Millenium Forum
City of Stoke on Trent
Group exhibitions of this work include;
The Association of Illustrators Gallery, London
The American Society of Architectural Perspectivists, Los Angeles, USA.

Teaching posts
2006 to 2014 , for two weeks each year, he tutored Summer residential painting courses at various Field Study Centres in the UK
including Flatford Mill, Suffolk and Slapton Ley, Devon.
2002 to 2004, he undertook a part-time teaching post taking adult learners for life drawing, oil painting, watercolour painting, outdoor painting and drawing classes at North Warwickshire Art College.

Lectures and speaking Engagements
From 1988 he has served from time to time as a visiting lecturer at various Art Colleges and Universities, including;
Swansea Institute of Art and Design
Wrexham College of Art
Luton University
Numerous Art Societies in the UK

Television and Radio
2005 Regional finalist in ITV Granada Television portrait painting series A Brush with Fame
Radio interviews have included;
2014 BBC CWR - interview about my work and career
1997 BBC Three Counties Radio – interview about exhibition at Gloucester City Art gallery
1995 BBC Severn Sound Radio – interview about exhibition at Luton Municiapal Art gallery

Located at 3 Seymour Place