Alan Kidd, NDD
Born in Glasgow, Scotland in moved to Rhodesia and educated at Churchill School, Salisbury.
Always loved drawing and did well artistically at school therefore decided to follow art as a career.
Studied in England at Walthamstow School of Art from 1961-65. Tutored by Peter Blake, Fred Cuming and Ken Howard. Graduated in 1965 with a National Diploma in Design (NDD) in fine art and stone carving.
Retired in 2009 following a career in advertising, graphic design and illustration. Now concentrates full time on fine art, painting in oil, watercolour and acrylics as well as modeling in clay.
Mainly known for landscapes but paints still life, portraits and figurative subjects and also sculpts figures and portraits.
Exhibited in Rhodesia, Brussels, France, and UK and a regularly at Obsidian Art Gallery during ‘Bucks Open Studios’ and other themed exhibitions as well as being an active member of Buckinghamshire Art Society.
Work in public collections at Stoke Mandeville Hospital, Aylesbury Vale District Council and recently two paintings bought by The House of Lords. A large self-portrait was accepted for the Ruth Borchard 2011 Competition and Exhibition at Kings Place Gallery in London.