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Professor Geoff Whitty, Director, IoE, London

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Professor Stephen J. Ball

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Portfolio for Trinidad Ball - Commissionaportrait

Born in Barcelona, of Catalan parents, I have lived in Spain, Latin America and the United Kingdom, where I now reside. I have had a number of jobs, including Probation Officer, until I discovered painting in 1997. Painting quickly took over my life, and in 2003 I gave up formal employment to paint full-time. I have since had several successful exhibitions and a number of commissions. I rergularly exhibit at the Churzee Gallery, Wimbledon Village, London and Llewellyn Alexander, The Cut, Waterloo, London. I have also exhibited at the Menier Gallery, Southwark London, the Northcote Gallery, Battesea London, and the Form and Colour Gallery, Warsaw Poland. I have started teaching painting which I find greatly enhances my undertanding of this art. I am currently working on a collection of tango dancers which are due to be shown at the Argentinian Embassy during a charity event organised by APARU.
 
Birth date   14.02.1952
 
Introduction   TRINIDAD BALL  
Born in Barcelona, of Catalan parents, I have lived in Spain and Latin America before moving to England where I have lived for many years. I have trained at Central St Martin's, Putney School of Art and South Thames College.  
About Trinidad Ball  
I started painting in 1997 and in 2003 I resigned my post as Probation Officer to dedicate myself full-time to art. The interaction of colour is the basis for my work. I am excited by bright, strong colour and the drama created by darkness and light. Inspired by the Spanish and Dutch Masters, and moved by the colours of Van Gogh, my paintings have been described as "displaying fine technique, and an assured heightened sense of colour and form".  
For me each painting is a challenge and an adventure. Close observation of life and nature, the details and the subtle variations in colour, light and shadow, is what compels me to paint. Through the use of many thin layers of high pigment oil paint, my aim is to render a translucent and luminous painting which gives the viewer the illusion of high realism.
 
Education   1981-1984 University of Sussex, (Hons)  
1984-1986 University of Sussex, MSW  
1997-1999 Putney School of Art  
1999-2004 South Thames College  
2005 - Central St Martins.
 
Awards   2008 - Meynell Fenton Prize, ING Discerning Eye Exhibition, Mall Galleries, London.
 
Selected Commissions   2003 - Pipo.  
2003 - Stephen J. Ball, Professor of Sociology, Institute of Education, University of London  
2004 - Queen Elizabeth I, as a Princess.  
2004 - Michel Foucault, French Academic.  
2005 - Catherine  
2005 - Michael O'Donnell, Hair Stylist.  
2006 - Professor Stephen J. Ball  
2006 - Professor Brian W. Davies, Cardiff University.  
2007 - Mr Tibor Gold, Patent Lawyer.  
2007 - Mrs Paula Lucas, Biologist.  
2007 - Professor Arthur Lucas, Director, King's College, London.  
2008 - The Unwritten Book  
2009 - Eduardo Dastes Fructuoso, Engineer, Barcelona, Spain.  
2009 - Professor Geoff Whitty, Director, Institute of Education, London.  
2010 - Mrs Loli Cardenoso, Ceramic Artist, London.  
2010 - Mrs Judith Mitchell, JP, England.  
2010 - The Cirsch Family, London.  
2011 - Mrs Antonia Fructuoso Gallego, Barcelona, Spain.  
2011 - Eva and Roger, London.  
2012 - Kimaya, London.
 
Group Exhibitions   CURRENT AND FORTHCOMING EXHIBITIONS:  
5-18.10.12 - The Art Agency Autumn Show, Esher, Surrey.  
1-4.11.12 - The AAF, Hampstead, London.  
26.11-30.12.12 - Skylark Christmas Show, Oxo Tower, Waterloo, London.  
20.11.12-16.1.13 - The Art Agency Christmas Show, Esher, Surrey.  
7.6-18.8.12 - "Not the Royal Academy", Llewellyn Alexander Gallery, Waterloo.  
21.6-30.8.12 - Dunkeld Art Exhibition, Dunkeld, Scotland.  
July-August 2012 - 'Summer Show', Wimbledon Fine Art Gallery, Wimbledon Village.  
13.7-18.8.12 - "Icons", Store Street Gallery, Bloomsbury, London.  
23-31.8.12 - Cork Street Open Exhibition, London.  
5-19.10.12 - The Art Agency Autumn Show, Esher, Surrey.  
30.11.12-16.1.13 - The Art Agency Christmas Show, Esher, Surrey.  
 
2012  
26.6-7.7.12 - Society of Women Artists, Mall Galleries, London.  
15-17.6.12 - Summer Show, Landmark Arts Centre, Teddington.  
28.5-11.6.12 - Featured Artist, Skylark Gallery, Oxo Tower, Waterloo, London.  
5-13.5.12 - Grand Designs Live, ExCel Centre, London (with Skylark Galleries).  
5-23.4.12 - Gallery at the Brick Box, Tooting, London.  
14-15.4.12 - Waterloo Zeitgeist 2012, Waterloo, London.  
21.3-1.4.12 - The Robert Phillips Gallery, Walton-on-Thames (with The Art Agency).  
11.1-15.2.12 - Galeria Sala Ruas, Laredo, Spain.  
19-27.1.12 - Art Erotica Exhibition, Cork Street, London.  
20.11-10.1.12 - The Christmas Show, Wimbledon Fine Art Gallery, Wimbledon Villag  
28.11-7.1.12 - Christmas at Skylark Gallery, Oxo Tower, London.  
 
ONGOING EXHIBITION OF PAINTINGS AT:  
ArtPlatform http://www.artplatform.org/artist-trinidad-ball.aspx.  
Go Figurative Gallery, http://www.gofigurative.com/artwork/browse-buy-art?page=5, London.  
Llewellyn Alexander Gallery, http://www.nottheroyalacademy.com/page_3.htm, London.  
Mackenzie Gallery (http://www.mackenziegallery.co.uk), Teddington.  
Skylark Gallery (http://www.skylarkgallery.com), Oxo Tower, London.  
Store Street Gallery, http://www.storestreetgallery.com/artist/trinidad-ball, London.  
The Art Agency, Esher, Surrey, http://www.theartagency.co.uk/Esher_Gallery/  
Wimbledon Fine Art, Wimbledon Village, London.  
www.1452arte.com/autores.php?id=2859&cat=41.  
 
2011  
10.11-8.12.11 - The Art Agency, Esher, Surrey, http://www.theartagency.co.uk/Esher_Gallery/  
9.11-8.12.11 - "S-A-L.co.uk", Leon, Spain.  
22-23.10.11 - Bloomsbury Festival, London.  
29.6-9.7.11 - Society of Women Artists, Mall Galleries, London.  
23.6-1.9.11 - Dunkeld Cathedral Art Exhibition, Dunkeld, Scotland.  
7.6-20.8.11 - Not the Royal Academy, Llewellyn Alexander Gallery, Waterloo, London.  
13-15.5.11 - Bristol Affordable Art Fair, Bristol.  
26-30.4.11 - The Landmark Arts Centre (with theartagency. co.uk).  
15.4-10.6.2011 - Advocate Gallery, Ashtead, Surrey.  
5.3-7.4.11 - The Women's Art Show, Fairfields Arts Centre, Basingstoke.  
31.1-14.2.11 - Featured Artist, Skylark Gallery, Waterloo, London.  
2010  
 
SOLO SHOW  
5-17.5.10 - New Work, Advocate Galleries, Wimbledon Village, London.  
GROUP SHOWS  
14.12.10 - Unveiling of Prof. G. Whitty's portrait, Director of the Institute of Education, University of London.  
29.11.10-11.1.11 - Christmas Show, Skylark Gallery, Oxo Tower, Waterloo, London.  
14.10-10.11.10 - "Hand Made", Advocate Galleries, Wimbledon Village, London.  
29.9-3.10.10 - New York AAF (with Will's Art Warehouse), New York, U.S.A.  
23.9-10.10 - "Muerto de Amor", (with www.s-a-l.co.uk), Institute of Culture and Indian Art, West Kensington, London.  
10-30.9.10 - "Encounters", Mackenzie Gallery, Teddington.  
27.7-16.8.10 - "Summer Sizzle", Oxo Tower Gallery (with www.skylarkgallery.com), Waterloo, London.  
24.6-2.9.10 - Dunkeld Cathedral Art Exhibition, Dunkeld, Scotland.  
14.6-21.8.10 - "Not the Royal Academy", Llewellyn Alexander Gallery, Waterloo, London.  
 
SOLO SHOW  
15-25.5.09 - "Colour and Light", Advocate Galleries, Wimbledon Village.  
GROUP SHOWS  
6-14.8.09 - Cork Street Open Exhibition, London.  
18.6-3.9 - Dunkeld Cathedral Art Exhibition, Dunkeld, Scotland.  
8.6-22.8 - Llewellyn Alexander Gallery, Waterloo, London.  
14-17.5.09 - Bristol Affordable Art Fair, Bristol (with Skylark Galleries).  
24.3-17.4.09 - "Food for Thought", The Gallery at Willesden Green, Willesden, London.  
27.3-16.4.09 - Crisolart Galleries, Barcelona, Spain.  
9.1-28.3.09 - "The European Patchwork", Rough Space Gallery, Chicago, USA.  
27.2-2.3.09 - ArteGenova, Genova, Italy (with Galeria Pablo Ruiz, Malaga, Spain).  
Jan-Feb.09 - DeFined Art Gallery, Esher.  
2008  
5-9.12.08 - Lineart 2008 Art Fair, Gent, Belgium.  
16.10-30.11.08 - "English Translations", Sala Naos, Santander, Spain.  
13-23.11.08 - Winner of the Meynell Fenton Prize, ING Discerning Eye Exhibition, Mall Galleries, London.  
21-23.11.08 - Edinburgh Art Fair, Edinburgh (with Skylark Gallery).  
18-21.9.08 - Birmingham Art Fair, Birmingham (with Purple Gallery).  
9.6-23.8.08 - Llewellyn Alexander Gallery, Waterloo, London.  
19.6-28.8.08 - Dunkeld Cathedral Art Exhibition, Dunkeld, Scotland.  
July 2008 - Finalist in the 3rd Competition of Figurative Paintin and Sculpture 2008, Fundacio de les Arts i els Artistes, Barcelona, Spain.  
16-18-.5.08 - Battersea Contemporary Art Fair, London.  
15-18.5.08 - Bristol Affordable Art Fair, Bristol (with Skylark Gallery).  
31.5.07-30.4.08 - Galerias Fivars, Montepego, Alicante, Spain.  
21.11.07-29.2.08 - Karen Taylor Contemporary Art, Twickenham.  
2.12.07-9.2.08 - Purple Gallery, Birmingham.  
27.11.07-20.2.08 - DeFined Art Gallery, Esher.  
2007  
 
22-25.11.07 - Edinburgh Art Fair, Edinburgh, Scotland.  
12.10-16.11.07 - Sharpenburg Gallery /rough: space, Chicago, USA  
10.10-1.12.07 - Purple Gallery, Birmingham.  
4.10-26.11.07 - DeFined Art Gallery, Esher.  
13-28.09.07 - "Identidad.esp", Instituto Cervantes, London.  
8.8-29.9.07 - Purple Gallery, Birmingham.  
21.6-30.8.07 - Dunkeld Cathedral Art Exhibition, Dunkeld, Scotland.  
15.6-2.10.07 - DeFined Art Gallery, Esher.  
11.6-25.8.07 - Llewellyn Alexander Gallery, Waterloo, London.  
6.6-28.7.07 - Purple Gallery, Birmingham.  
24.5-23.9.07 - Ole Restaurant, Putney, London.  
18-20.5.07 - Bristol Affordable Art Fair, Bristol.  
14.5.07 - Tango Evening, Argentinean Embassy.  
19-22.4.07 - Chelsea Art Fair, London.  
12-14.4.07 - 'Am I that name? Nomadic Lines in becoming a woman artist', BSA Conference, UoL.  
30.3-1.6.07 - Purple Gallery, Birmingham.  
16-18.3.07 - Viva Espana, Olympia, London.  
7.2.-24.3.07 - Purple Gallery, Birmingham.  
2006  
10.12.06-1.4.2007 - David Curzon Gallery, London.  
11.11.06 -Jan. 2007 - Purple Gallery, Birmingham.  
Dec.2006/Jan.2007 - "Esquilos Lejanos", Zaragoza, Spain.  
8.12.06 - "For Better and for Worse", St Johns Wood, London.  
3.9 to 28.10 - Purple Gallery, Birmingham.  
13.7 to 13.8 - Obsidian Art, Stoke Mandeville, Buckinghamshire.  
14.5 to 30.7 - Purple Gallery, Birmingham.  
27.5 to 10.6 - Art House Open Studios, East Sheen, London.  
23.5 to 4.6 - Lauderdale House Gallery, Highgate, London.  
8.2 to 27.4 - Collyer-Bristow Gallery, Bloomsbury, London.  
Jan/March - Purple Gallery, Birmingham.  
2005  
March - Churzee Gallery, Wimbledon Village, London.  
June-August - Llewellyn Alexander Gallery, Waterloo, London.  
June - House & Garden/Daily Telegraph Fair, Olympia, London.  
July - Churzee Gallery, Wimbledon Village, London.  
September - Churzee Gallery, Wimbledon Village, London.  
September - Argentinian Embassy, London.  
October - Wandsworth Artists Open House Exhibition, London.  
November - Ingo Fincke Gallery, Battersea, London.  
2004  
February - Churzee Gallery, Wimbledon Village, London.  
June - Churzee Gallery, Wimbledon Village, London.  
June/August - Llewellyn Alexander Gallery, Waterloo, London.  
July - Menier Gallery, Southwark, London.  
September - Colour & Form, Warsaw, Poland.  
September - Churzee Gallery, Wimbledon Village, London.  
December - Churzee Gallery, Wimbledon Village, London.  
2003  
July - Coteman Gallery, Wimbledon, London.  
September - Northcote Gallery, Battersea, London.  
November - Wandsworth Artists Open House Exhibition.
 
Solo Exhibitions   2008 - 'Colour and Light', Advocate Gallery, Wimbledon Village, London.  
2009 - 'New Work, Advocate Gallery, Wimbledon Village, London.
 
Artist's Statement   Painting portraits is a joy and a challenge. In my opinion, it is the most difficult but rewarding form of painting. I believe a portrait should capture the essence of a personís uniqueness. It is also an opportunity to go beyond mere representation and to bring drama and impact to the image of the sitter. In addition, it should reflect its importance as a historical and contemporary record. As a contemporary realist, I feel my style lends itself particularly well to portrait painting. In my portraits I combine modern settings and colours and pay particular attention to form, light and composition. Through the application of many layers of transparent paint I achieve a portrait which is deep, rich and luminous and which enhances the immediacy of the sitter.
 
 

Statement      Whilst I prefer to draw from life, I find that when using oils a more spontaneous and interesting portrait is achieved by using a combination of sketches and photographs. I like to have an initial interview with the sitter to get to know them and to take several photographs. During this session I also form an opinion regarding composition, style, lighting, colours and background. The final portrait can then be discussed with the sitter. I am normally able to complete the portrait from this material but if necessary, a final sitting would be arranged, depending on the sitterís time commitments. I can also paint entirely from good quality photographs. The completion time would depend on the complexity of the painting but it would normally be between one and two months. Whilst I do not undertake framing, I can arrange for this to be done or I can make suggestions regarding style.

 

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