Alan Kidd, NDD

Most of my recent work has focused on realistic watercolour, oil and arcrylic

landscape painting. Whilst trying to retain traditional painting values, I also try to

achieve a fresh, contemporary and modern feel.

I enjoy exploring the unique qualities of each medium to produce painterly, textured

surface-marks and effects, which reflect those found in nature.

I attended Walthamstow School of Art where I was lucky enough to benefit from

tutors of the calibre of Peter Blake, Fred Cuming and Ken Howard. I graduated in

1965 having achieved a National Diploma in Design (NDD) in fine art.

Most of my working life has been involved with art direction in advertising, graphic

design and illustration but now I am retired I have returned to my first love – fine art.

I enjoy painting landscapes, still life, portraiture and drawing and sculpting portrait

heads and figures from life.

I would like to develop my painting and drawing skills further and also learn more

about the various techniques of printmaking.

I have exhibited at Patchings Farm and in Montesson, France and had a one man show

in Brussels. More recently I have exhibited in many local exhibitions and particularly

at Obsidian Art. I am Exhibition Secretary for Buckinghamshire Art Society and a

member of Oxford Art Society.

My paintings and prints are in private collections worldwide as well as in public

collections, including The House of Lords Art Collection, Stoke Mandeville Hospital

and Aylesbury Vale Dictrict Council.