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John Tookey

Name: John Tookey

Society Membership:

Pastel Society

Biographical details:

1947 Born, Ilford, Essex Studied at Sir John Cass School of Art, London 1982 Elected Member of the Pastel Society Pre- 1986 Worked in several small advertising agencies


Artist's statement:

My inspirational sources are everything around me from the landscape, townscape, interiors and people. I try to interpret these in an individual, non-photographic way using a variety of media.


Exhibitions:

Solo Exhibitions
2006 Southwold Gallery Group Exhibitions
2008 Alresford Gallery
2007 Rowley Gallery, Winchester
2006 Humpter Gallery


Method of working:

I work mainly in watercolour, pastel, oil and sometimes acrylic. A large proportion of my painting is studio based, working mostly from sketchbooks in which I have collected lots of ideas and information over the years. Working outdoors is something I enjoy and would like to do more of in the future. My pastels are mostly worked onto mountboard using a watercolour or acrylic underpainting. My watercolours are painted directly onto paper or pastel paper, sometimes using a little body colour. I have a similar approach to oil painting, trying to work directly to create an impression rather than a copy.


Scholarships, Awards, Prizes:

Brandler Prize, Royal West of England Academy
Buzzacott Award, Pastel Society, 2008


Publications:

Various articles for ‘The Artist’ magazine
Various articles for ‘Artists and Illustrators’ magazine
Series of regional travel books for Gordon Fraser Books, 1985-90
‘Contrast in Watercolour’, Town House Films (DVD)


 
 



The Marshes, Southwold
John Tookey PS
POA

 

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