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portrait"His ability to use space and colour, and texture and light give us exciting canvases. His body of work shows a painter with a maturity of thought and expression, and one who is not afraid to show his emotion for the landscape on the canvas".

I am a contemporary painter based in Plymouth. I was born in the 60's in Lancashire but grew up in the South West. Following a number of years working as an architect in London, Cambridge, and Bath, I returned to Devon and Plymouth with my family in 2001 to take up a lectureship in architecture at the University of Plymouth. Throughout this time I also became progressively dedicated to my painting and drawing, and since 2013 have been able to practice as a full-time artist.

Whilst I have painted and drawn 'all of my life' I studied architecture rather than art. As a result, in addition to the expected love of drawing, there is also a heightened preoccupation with composition, spatial structure and sensory experience underlying my work.

If you would like to talk about any of the works shown here, or are interested in commissions or sales then please contact me at aldrichfamily@blueyonder.co.uk

My work is also often on show at the 'Artmill Gallery' in Plymouth, and I am an active member of the '21Group of Artists'

List of exhibitions.

2018'Paintings and Drawings'. A solo exhibition at The Theatre royal, Plymouth, Devon. Exhibition runs from 1st Feb to 6th April.
2017Exhibition of drawings as part of the 21 Group of Artists show at the Birdwood House Gallery, Totnes, Devon.
2017Paintings on show as part of the 21 Group of Artists exhibition at the Penwith Gallery, St Ives, Cornwall.
201721 group of Artists '50th anniversary show' at the Theatre Royal plymouth, Devon.
2016Xmas exhibition. Artmill Gallery. Plymouth.
201621 Group of Artists autumn show at the Birdwood House Gallery, totnes, Devon.
2015Xmas exhibition. Artmill Gallery. Plymouth.
2015'Empirical Landscapes' Autumn exhibition of recent paintings with Adam Milford at Artmill Gallery. Plymouth.
2015Exhibition of recent drawings at Artmill Gallery as part of 'drawings, prints and ceramics' show (Winter 2015)
2012Photographs contained in RIBA publication entitled '21st Century Plymouth - a city of contrasts'.
2012Exhibition of recent drawings at Artmill Gallery as part of 'drawings, prints and ceramics' show (Winter 2012)
2010Design 'process' drawings shown as part of 'The Purpose of Drawing' exhibition. Cube Gallery. Plymouth University.
2010Drawings exhibited as part of 'Cabinet' exhibition. Peninsula Arts Gallery. Plymouth University. - exhibition catalogue - isbn 978 1 84102 281 9
2007Xmas exhibition. Artmill Gallery. Plymouth.
2007'Surfaces and Places'. Autumn exhibition of paintings and ceramic works by Adela Powell. Artmill Gallery. Plymouth.
2006Summer exhibition. Artmill Gallery. Plymouth.
2006Summer exhibition at New cooperage. Royal William yard. Plymouth.
2006Spring exhibition at 'Fishwick Gallery' University of Plymouth (Exeter campus).
2005Xmas exhibition at Plymouth Arts Centre.
2004Autumn exhibition at 'Swarthmore Centre'. Plymouth (as part of Plymouth Watercolour Society).
2003Autumn exhibition at 'School of Architecture'. University of Plymouth.