Encouragement of art in buckinghamshire
Date:April 16, 2012

Alan Kidd NDD

As a child I always loved drawing and as I also did well artistically at school I decided to follow art as a career.

On leaving School  I decided to study in England where I attended Walthamstow School of Art from 1961-65.
At Walthamstow I was privileged to have tutors of the calibre of Peter Blake, Fred Cuming and Ken Howard. I graduated in 1965 with a National Diploma in Design (NDD) in fine art and returned to Rhodesia where I started a career in graphic design.

Following a long career in advertising, graphic design and illustration I retired in 2009 and now concentrate my time on fine art work, exploring the techniques of painting in oil, watercolour and acrylics as well as modelling portraits and figures in clay.

Painting landscapes, still life and portraiture and drawing, painting and sculpting the human figure are subjects I enjoy although I will tackle almost any subject matter.

My goals are to get more work into National Exhibitions, particularly in London. Perhaps to hold a one-man exhibition sometime in the future. Dabbling in etching, mono-prints and other forms of printmaking would be a bonus.
I have a special interest in portrait painting and portrait sculpture, working in clay and would like to develop this area further.

I have exhibited in Rhodesia, Brussels, France, and UK. and am a regular exhibitor at Obsidian Art Gallery during ‘Open Studios’ and other themed exhibitions as well as being an active member of Buckinghamshire Art Society.
As well as many private collections worldwide my paintings are in public collections at Stoke Mandeville Hospital, Aylesbury Vale District Council and recently two of my paintings were bought by The House of Lords. A large self-portrait was accepted for the Ruth Borchard 2011 Competition and Exhibition at Kings Place Gallery in London.

Email me at: alankidd@macace.net