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Trisha Hardwick - Exhibiting History & Biography
Exhibiting history -  followed by Biography

Bibliography: Mulberry - the Material Culture of Mulberry Trees by Dr S J Bowe pub. Liverpool University Press Oct. 2015

Exhibiting history

2017
Wren Gallery - Affordable Art Fair Battersea.

2016
Wren Gallery - Affordable Art Fair Battersea.
Contemporary Fine Art Eton - New Paintings
Wren Gallery - Chelsea Art Fair
Wren Gallery - Winter  

2015
Morningside Gallery Edinburgh - 2015
Wren Gallery - Affordable Art Fair Battersea.
Wren Gallery - Chelsea Art Fair
Contemporary Fine Art Eton - 20¦21 Royal College of Art Fair
Wren Gallery - 20¦21 Royal College of Art Fair

2014
Strathearn Gallery - A Winter Inspiration 15 Feb-15th March
Wren Gallery - Affordable Art Fair Battersea. March
Wren Gallery - Chelsea Art Fair
Contemporary Fine Art Eton - 20¦21 Royal College of Art Fair May
 Wren Gallery - 20¦21 Royal College of Art Fair May
Contemporary Fine Art Eton - Hampstead Affordable Art Fair
Wren Gallery - Bristol Affordable Art Fair
Contemporary Fine Art Eton - Bristol Affordable Art Fair
Wren Gallery - Solo Exhibition - November
Contemporary Fine Art Gallery - Edinburgh Art Fair - November 13-16th
Morningside Gallery Edinburgh - Winter 2014

2013
Wren Gallery - Affordable Art Fair Battersea. March
Contemporary Fine Art Eton - Chelsea Art Fair April 11-14th
Wren Gallery - Chelsea Art Fair April 11-14th
Contemporary Fine Art Eton - Bristol Affordable Art Fair
Wren Gallery - Bristol Affordable Art Fair
Contemporary Fine Art Eton - 20¦21 Royal College of Art Fair May 9-12
Wren Gallery - 20¦21 Royal College of Art Fair May 9-12
Contemporary Fine Art Eton - Hampstead Affordable Art Fair
Contemporary Fine Art Eton - Solo Exhibition - Sept.
Cheshire art Fair - Wren Gallery October
Contemporary Fine Art Gallery - Edinburgh Art Fair - November
Wren Gallery - Cambridge Art Fair - November
Strathearn Gallery - A Celebration of Art - Octber '13 - January '14
Wren Gallery - Christmas 'Small Paintings'

2012
Contemporary Fine Art Eton -20-21 Int. Art Fair Royal College of Art 16-19 Feb.
Wren Gallery -20-21 Int. Art Fair Royal College of Art 16-19 Feb.
Wren Gallery - Affordable Art Fair Battersea. March
Contemporary Fine Art Eton - Glasgow March
Chelsea Art Fair - April
Bristol Affordable Art Fair - May
Wren Gallery - Solo Exhibition - September
Contemporary Fine Art Eton - Hampstead Affordable Art Fair
Contemporary Fine Art Gallery - Edinburgh Art Fair
Wren Gallery - Edinburgh Art Fair

2011
Wren Gallery - Birmingham NEC - Jan
Contemporary Fine Art Eton - '20-21' Int. Art Fair Royal College of Art Feb.
Wren Gallery - Affordable Art Fair Battersea. March
Contemporary Fine Art Eton - Chelsea Art Fair
Wren Gallery - Chelsea Art Fair
Bristol Affordable Art Fair May
Wren Gallery - Summer Exhibition
The Artist's Magazine - Finalist Still Life Category - 28th Annual Int. Competition
Contemporary Fine Art Eton 11th Solo Exhibition Sept.
Wren Gallery - Birmingham NEC October
Contemporary Fine Art Gallery - Hampstead Art Fair October
Wren Gallery - Edinburgh Art Fair
Contemporary Fine Art Gallery - Edinburgh Art Fair
Wren Gallery - Christmas Exhibition, December

2010
Wren Gallery - Birmingham NEC - Jan
Contemporary Fine Art Eton - '20-21' Int. Art Fair Royal College of Art Feb.
Wren Gallery - Affordable Art Fair, Battersea March
Wren Gallery - Birmingham NEC -April
Contemporary Fine Art Eton - Chelsea Art Fair
Bristol Affordable Art Fair May
Kranenburg Fine Art 10th Solo Exhibition September 17th 'Simple Truths'
Birmingham Art Fair - Wren Gallery
Wren Gallery - Edinburgh Art Fair
Contemporary Fine Art Gallery - Edinburgh Art Fair
Wren Gallery - Christmas Exhibition, December

2009
Contemporary Fine Art Eton - '20-21' Int. Art Fair Royal College of Art Feb.
Wren Gallery - Affordable Art Fair, Battersea March
Wren Gallery - Birmingham NEC, April.
Contemporary Fine Art Eton - Chelsea Art Fair
Bristol Affordable Art Fair May
Contemporary Fine Art Eton - Cambridge Art Fair
Wren Gallery - Solo Exhibition - July
Kranenburg Fine Art - Summer Exhibition
Killarney Gallery - Summer Exhibition
Contemporary Fine Art Eton - Two Person Exhibition Sept.
Wren Gallery - Birmingham NEC
Wren Gallery - Harrogate Northern Art Fair
Contemporary Fine Art Eton - Edinburgh Art Fair
Wren Gallery - Edinburgh Art Fair

2008
Contemporary Fine Art Eton - 'Form London' Olympia Feb.
Contemporary Fine Art Eton -  '20-21' Int. Art Fair Royal College of Art Feb.
Wren Gallery - Affordable Art Fair, Battersea March
Wren Gallery - Northern Art Show Harrogate
Contemporary Fine Art Eton - Chelsea Art Fair
Wren Gallery - Bristol Affordable Art Fair May
Wren Gallery - Essentially English - June
Kranenburg Fine Art Solo Exhibition September  'Moments of Magic'
Wren Gallery - Birmingham NEC
Contemporary Fine Art Eton - Edinburgh
Wren Gallery - Edinburgh
Kranenburg Fine Art - Christmas Exhibition
Wren Gallery - Christmas Exhibition

2007
Kranenburg Fine Art - Spring Exhibition
Reubens Gallery - Chester Contemporary
Reubens Gallery - Affordable Art Fair Battersea
Wren Gallery - Newcastle Gateshead Art Fair
Reubens Gallery - Newcastle Gateshead Art Fair
Wren Gallery - Essentially English - June
Kranenburg Fine Art - Summer
Wren Gallery - Solo Exhibition Sept. 9
Contemporary Fine Art Eton - Winter
Kranenburg Fine Art - Christmas Exhibition
Wren Gallery - Christmas Exhibition

2006
Reubens Gallery - Chester Fine Art & Antiques
Reubens Gallery - Affordable Art Fair Battersea
Reubens Gallery- Affordable Art Fair Bristol
Penman Solent Art Fair - Reubens Gallery
Wren Gallery - Essentially English Exhibition
Llewellyn Alexander London - Summer
Kranenburg Fine Art Solo Exhibition 'Lost in the Moment'
Wren Gallery - Christmas Exhibition
Kranenburg Fine Art - Winter Exhibition
Llewellyn Alexander London - Winter

2005
                       Reubens Gallery Affordable Art Fair Battersea                         
Reubens Gallery Affordable Art Fair Bristol
Kranenburg Fine Art  Solo exhibition 'Moments in Time'
Reubens Gallery Cafe 2005 Edinburgh (November)
Kranenburg Fine Art Christmas exhibition (November)
Killarney Gallery Christmas Exhibition  (Dec)


  2004
Reubens Gallery Affordable Art Fair Battersea
Reubens Gallery Affordable Art Fair Bristol
Llewellyn Alexander, London. Summer.
Reubens Gallery  Solo Exhibition 'A Public Show of Affection'
Kranenburg Fine Art  Oban - Christmas Exhibition

 2003
Affordable Art Fair London, with Reubens Gallery
Chelsea Art Fair,  with Reubens Gallery
Affordable Art Fair Bristol, with Reubens Gallery
Kranenburg Fine Art Oban, 'True At First Light'  3 person exhibition
Holland & Holland New York,  'High Stakes & Still Life'  3 person exhibition
Reubens Gallery Solo exhibition 'Up Close & Personal'
Kranenburg Fine Art - Christmas Exhibition
Llewellyn Alexander London - Winter Exhibition

2002
Reubens Gallery - Affordable Art Fair London
Kranenburg Fine Art, Oban - Spring Exhibition
Reubens Gallery - Concept For Living - Tatton Park
Llewellyn Alexander - Summer Exhibition
Kranenburg Fine Art Oban - Summer Exhibition
Reubens Gallery - Christmas Exhibition
Llewellyn Alexander - Winter Exhibition
Kranenburg Fine Art Oban - Christmas Exhibition

2001
BSP Spring Exhibition  (Winning 7th Public award)
Manya Igel Fine Arts
BSP Summer Exhibition
Llewellyn Alexander  - Summer
Reubens Gallery - Solo Exhibition 'Life But Not Still'
BSP Christmas Exhibition  
Llewellyn Alexander - Christmas Exhibition

2000
BSP Spring exhibition
Reubens Gallery Leeds - First Solo Gallery Exhibition 'Colour & Light'
BSP Christmas Exhibition

1999
Manya Igel Fine Arts
BSP Spring - Autumn -  Winter exhibitions
BSP G Mex Centre Manchester
Llewellyn Alexander Summer
Gascoigne Gallery Christmas Exhibition
Llewellyn Alexander Christmas

1998
Manya Igel Fine Arts
Royal Academy of Arts Summer Exhibition
BSP - G Mex Centre, Manchester
Llewellyn Alexander London - Summer
BSP Winter Exhibition
Llewellyn Alexander - Christmas

1993-97
These five years were taken up with the BSP exhibitions
at Ilkley and completing a vast amount of work commissioned
for prints, cards, plates etc., through her then licensing agent.
The agency also bought for resale, any available  originals.

1992
Middlesbrough Art Gallery - Solo exhibition

1990/1
British Society of Painters - Spring
                                                    Summer
                                                    Autumn
                                                    Winter
1990
Solo exhibition  -School Aycliffe County Durham

1989
Solo exhibition  -School Aycliffe County Durham.


Biography

Trisha's work is built on centuries old foundations, yet very much conveys a sense of this century with a contemporary edge of freshness & clarity.
To her, still life is timeless, with an infinite quality. It is never still, merely captured at a stage in its natural progress.

Colour, light, modern & antique ceramics - particularly of Oriental origins from her collection - plus of course fresh & glowing fruit - the paintings are full of all that particularly interests or delights the artist: the beauty in the colours of fruit, the tactile effects possible from various ceramics, metals and fabric, and the possibilities between variations of deep, mysterious backgrounds or light & weightless ones.
Most backgrounds are deliberately simple to allow an almost iconic depiction of the subject matter involved, allowing them to stand in their own space, and the smallest paintings seem to present 'portraits' of individual items, thus giving them an importance all their own.
Fruits are firm & fresh, often with a just picked appeal, but if an antique bowl bears the signs of its age, then those elements are included, subtly affirming the intention that this is work of the 21st century.
Sometimes, without straying from the expected, there will be slight variations which incorporate something different, such as a detailed background or new item found and recorded for its interest, but the work is always very much a recognizable style all her own which has developed over 27 years, and particularly more so in the past 18 years as her true strengths and direction became clear, and still continue to evolve.

She has always been influenced by the still life masters from the 16th-18th centuries: Spanish, Italian, & Flemish, and has studied their work & methods with a fascinated curiosity, at the same time endeavouring to learn the ways to produce work that is as archivally sound as possible.
She sources the best materials suited to the work, some quite hard to obtain, uses traditional methods and explores colour continually, often using paint milled in time proven ways from colourist makers, and even has a number of bespoke colours blended to particularly suit her working palette.
The work is mostly painted on fine weave linen canvases or panels, as these have proved best for her technique of building up thin layers over days and weeks, giving a realistically detailed final result that still retains painterly aspects.
Simple, yet thoughtful composition together with intuitive use of tone and value combine to make paintings that have been described as exquisite & combining convention with originality.
The placements of rich darks with vibrant lights, solid tones against almost transparent glowing areas result in paintings which are calm yet lively, never dull or flat, and compel more than a passing glance.

Born 1949 (McColl-Stott/Ferris), and is married with two grown up sons. She rekindled her earlier love of painting & art in her mid 30ís, becoming a professional painter in 1989.
The work has been widely sought after and exhibited in numerous solo and group exhibitions in the UK, Ireland & the USA  including New York and The Royal Academy, and is in private collections worldwide.  


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