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.