Philip Beadle - ARTIST BIOGRAPHY
Philip is a self taught artist who works in oil, watercolour, drypoint and monotype. He enjoys skiing and tramping and his forays into the mountains are an increasing source of inspiration along with life studies, painting trips overseas and his immediate environment in Christchurch including the beaches, the city and plains. He enjoys working with colour and light, especially with low winter and evening light which create deep shadows and strong highlights.
1959 born in Christchurch.
1978 - 81 attended Universities of Canterbury and Auckland studying Architecture and Commerce.
1983 - 89 owned and operated ski bus and shop at Ohau Ski Area.
1985 first use of watercolour with the Mackenzie Country as inspiration.
1986 completed screenprinting course at Christchurch Polytech and started screenprinting South Island images.
1986 - 87 travelled and painted in UK and Europe (OE with mandatory VW Campervan).
1989 attended life drawing course, set up first studio.
1992 travelled and painted through Canada, US, South America, France and Spain.
1993 started painting in acrylic and oils and exhibiting in group shows, joined a regular life drawing group and became a full-time artist.
1995 completed Christchurch Polytech etching course and developed skills in monotype and drypoint technique.
1996 travelled and painted through France and Switzerland with partner and 5 month old daughter.
1997 Merit Awards at Malvern Community Art and Ashburton Art Society Exhibitions.
1998 1st major solo exhibition.
1999 travelled and painted through France and Italy.Members Choice Award COCA Christchurch.
2001 Ashburton Society of Arts Premier Art Award.
2001 - 06 annual exhibitions at amongst others Millwood Gallery (Wellington) and Little
River Gallery (Canterbury).
2006 Ashburton Society of Arts Trust Power Award