Artist Biography - Jim Woodman
Jim Woodman is a full-time painter whose work is noted for its use of strong, vibrant colours that imbue stark landscapes with warmth and intensity. His inspiration is the landscape, which he paints in oils, watercolours and acrylics.
Jim is noted for his versatility in style and palette as he attempts to capture the diverse landscapes and seascapes of the West Coast of ...Scotland. Much of his work celebrates the stark, moody beauty of the island of Skye. In contrast, he also paints the Thames and its environs in London, as well as Tuscany, France and Spain.
He is a Member of the National Society of Painters, Sculptors and Printmakers and won the Aya Broughton Prize at the Society’s exhibition in November 2006.
“The inspiration for my work is the landscape. My paintings attempt to convey my response to the colours, mood and forms found in such diverse places as the Northwest Scotland and the Mediterranean. I do not seek to portray the landscape as we see it with the naked eye, but to capture the intense emotions I experience in certain places, a windswept Scottish hillside with its deep purples and rusts, or a Tuscan town with its scorched hues of terracotta and bleached brick. Places move me”.
Jim exhibits widely in the southeast through galleries and at Art Fairs including the Affordable Art Fair, Battersea, at exhibitions of the National Society of Painters, Sculptors and Printmakers and in several other venues in and around London. His work has been selected for both the Royal Institute of Painters in Watercolour Annual Exhibition at The Mall Galleries and the Royal Watercolour Society open exhibition at the Bankside Gallery. His work is also exhibited throughout galleries in Scotland.
In 2006, he took part in a group exhibition “Scotland in Colour” at the Morningside Gallery, Edinburgh, and Stirling Art, Stirling as well as the Christmas Exhibitions at the Morningside Gallery and Torrance Gallery, Edinburgh, December 2006 to January 2007.
Affordable Art Fair, Battersea with John Iddon Fine Art, 8th to 11th March
Solo exhibition at Gallery An Talla Dearg, Isleornsay, Skye, 20th April to 16th May
Fresh Art Fair, Cheltenham with the Wey Gallery (Stand 26), 26th – 29th April
National Society of Painters, Sculptors and Printmakers Annual Exhibition, Menier Gallery, London, 3rd to 18th September
Teddington Artists Annual Exhibition, Normansfield Theatre, Teddington , 28th to 30th September
Cambridge Art Fair with Jim Woodman Fine Art, 27th to 30th September
Manchester Art Fair, Manchester Central Convention Complex, 12th to 14th October
Autumn Art Fair, Landmark Arts Centre, 19th to 21st October
Chester Art Fair, Chester Racecourse, 16th – 18th November
Edinburgh Art Fair with Jim Woodman Fine Art, 22nd to 24th November
Affordable Art Fair, Battersea with John Iddon Fine Art, 7th to 10th March
Surrey Contemporary Art Fair, Sandown Park, Esher, 15th to 17th March
Solo exhibition at Gallery An Talla Dearg, Isleornsay, Skye, 10th May to 5th June
Teddington Artists Annual Exhibition, Normansfield Theatre, Teddington , 27th to 29th September
Manchester Art Fair, Manchester Central Convention Complex, 11th to 13th October
Autumn Art Fair, Landmark Arts Centre, 18th to 20th October
Edinburgh Art Fair, 14th to 17th November