Vanilla Beer artist

Espéraza 2016

Landscape painting, 1994

Studio in Altenberg Gardens, Battersea, London, 1986

Installation at the De La Warr Pavilion, Golden Jubilee Celebration, 1988

Fulham Studio, London, 1983

Artescape Fellowship year, 1991

International Contemporary Arts Fair, Olympia, London 1985

Installation at the De La Warr Pavilion, Golden Jubilee Celebration, 1988

1993 studio break with R.B. Kitaj

Ms Lui S. Bacaltos, (curator, Madrigal Arts Centre), Ms Anna Labrador (lecturer and critic), Vanilla Beer (artist) at the opening of her show at the Madrigal Arts Centre 1993

Curriculum Vitae

2017 (August) shortlisted for NOA, National Open Art Competition
2017 (June) accepted for Artbox. Project Basel 1.0
2017 (May) OFF Artistes à Suivre, Espéraza with Grace Connor. Articles in l'Independent and La Depeche 24th May and 31st May
2017 (March) Included in Toques et Clochers expo., Cepie, France
2017 (Jan) Artist-in-Residence, University Sapienta, Rome.

2016 (Aug) Exhibition with Ounouh at ART, l'ilse sur la Sorgue, France.
2016 (May) Solo Exhibition, La Claranda, Serres, France
2016 (May) OFF Artistes a Suivre, Esperaza
2016 (March) 5 Artistes de la Haute Vallée, Le 98, Carcassonne, France
2016 (March) Included in Toques et Clochers expo., Pomas, France
2016 (April) Included in Secret, Royal College of Art, Kensington Gore, London.

2015 (May) Solo Exhibition, Galerie Glorie du Matin, Esperaza, France.
Review I'Independent, 27th May.
2015 (Aug) Exhibition with Ounouh and others at ART, l'ilse sur la Sorgue, France.
2015 (Oct) publication of DRAWN by the Light of Burning Bridges.
2015 (Nov) Solo Exhibition, Art Hub, Deptford, London.

2014 (April) Included in Toques et Clochers expo., Tourreilles, France
2014 (Aug) Short-listed for National Open Art Competition England
2014 (Aug) Included in group show with East Antrim Artists, Whitehead, Belfast
2014 (Nov) served on jury, Artistes a Suivre, Aude, France
2014 (Oct) Included in group show l'art a Magrie, France.

2013 (Sept) Solo Exhibition, Mythmaker, Greenwich Gallery, London accompanied by
Catalogue Vanilla Beer Modern Mythmaker. Review, Phil Barker, Greenwich
Meantime. Round-table discussion in gallery with Peter Glossick and Tony Mann
on You Tube

2012 (Feb) with Karim Guerguer and others at Gallerie K, Esperaza, France
2012 (Mar/April) included in Arthe, group show at Kats Gallery, Esperaza, France.
2012 (Dec) Solo Exhibition, Bestiare, Quillan, France. Awarded Diplôme d'Honneur.
Reviewed I'Independent, La Depeche, Le Mid-Libre and Le Petit Journal

2011 (March) Solo Exhibition, Rouvenac, France.
2011 (April) Open Studio with Matt Hilton, Castelreng, France.
2011 (June) Selected by Artistes à Suive; solo exhibition at the Mairie, Couiza, France.
2011 (Nov) with Karim Guerguer at Gallerie K, Esperaza, France
2011 (Nov) Included in Secret, Royal College of Art, Kensington Gore, London.

2010 (July) Exhibited with five artists at Mediateque, Rennes les Bains, France

2009 (Mar/April) included International Surrealism Festival, Modesto, California, USA
2009 (April) included in Artistes à Suivre; book signing at Chateau des Ducs de Jouyeux,
Couiza, France.
2009 (Sept) Solo Exhibition, Magie et Mythe, Galerie Espace d'Art, Rennes les Bains, France.
Book Situations Facheuses, made to accompany show.
2009 (Dec) Exhibited with Annie Poullain, Galerie Maud-Salome, Quillan, France
2008 (Jan -) Represented by Tracker d'Art Gallery, Toulouse, France.
2008 (Feb/March) Solo Exhibition l'Atelerie Gallery, Esperaza, France
2008 (Jan/May) Exhibited in Musée du Miel, Esperaza, France.
2008 (June-) Represented by Galerie Caunes, Minervois, France.
2008 (June) Exhibited with Dix Artistes d'Esperaza, Espace d'Art, Rennes-les-Bains, France.
2008 (July) Solo Exhibition Casino, Alet-les-Bains, France.
2008 (Aug) Submitted thesis for Master of Arts, Exeter University: - The Order of Signs;
Esotericism in the Work of David Jones, 1895 - 1974) Marked with Distinction.
2008 (Aug) participated in l'Air, Espace d'Art, Rennes-les-Bains, France.
2008 (Aug) Exhibited with Dix Artistes d'Esperaza, l'Atelerie Gallery, Esperaza, France.

2007 (Mar) Included in Toques et Clochers, Limoux, France.
2007 (May) Selected for inclusion Chemin des Artistes de la Haute Vallée de l'Aude.
2007 (June) Included in Le Bleu, Espace d'Art, Rennes-les-Bains, France.
2007 (July) Included in Le Pays de l'Aude, Espace d?Art, Rennes-les-Bains, France.
2007 (July) Solo Exhibition l'Atelerie Gallery, Esperaza, France
2007 (Oct) Included in Secret, Royal College of Art, Kensington Gore, London.
2007 (Sept and Oct issues) mentioned in ARTENSION nos.37 & 38
2007 (Nov) Exhibited in Musée du Miel, Esperaza, France.
2007 (Dec) Exhibited at Tracker d'Art Gallery, Toulouse, France.
2007 Interviewed BBC Radio Cambridgeshire

2006 (Feb-March) included in Les Nus d?Esperaza, l'Atelerie Gallery, Esperaza
2006 (April)Publication of Prenez, Mangez et Vivez, (Ed. Tony Mann), Peacock University
Press with Artescape; critical essays and reproductions of current work.
2006 (April) Solo Exhibition l'Atelerie Gallery, Esperaza, France
2006 (May) Solo Exhibition, Quillan, France
2006 (May) Selected for inclusion Chemin des Artistes de la Haute Vallée de l'Aude,
2006 (July) Included in La Révolution Française, Espace d'Art, Rennes-les-Bains, France.
2006 Began M.A. at University of Exeter (part-time distance learning)
2006 (August) Shortlisted prizewinner for public art commission Co. Mayo, Ireland.
2006 (Oct) Included in Secret, Royal College of Art, Kensington Gore, London.
2006 (Oct) Solo Exhibition, Union, 50 Greek St. Soho, London.
2006 (Oct) included in exhibition at Maison Gilbert, Lezignan, France
2006 (Dec) included in exhibition, Casino, Alet-les-Bains, France

2005/6 (Dec./Jan) Exhibited with sculptor Joel Barthes at Maison Gilbert, Lezignan, France.
Review;Antonia Jimenez
2005 Awarded an Artescape grant to assist arts practice.
2005 included in touring show, covering the Aude region, France
concluding in March at the Dome, Carcassone.
2005 Selected for inclusion Chemin des Artistes de la Haute Vallée de l'Aude, open studios.
2005 invited artist, Art for Care, Edinburgh, Scotland.
2005 paintings displayed at Wills, Rennes les Bains, France.
2005 included in La Vie de l'Eau et l?Eau de la Vie, Espace d?Art, Rennes les Bains
2005 Solo exhibition Espace d'Art, Rennes les Bains, France.
2005 (Dec) Guest lecture and workshops, Greenwich University, London

2004 Book cover and six illustrations, Cybernetics and Human Knowing
2004 Guest lecture and workshops, Greenwich University, London.
2004 included in 8eme Salon des Arts Plastiques de Trebes, France
2004 Joint exhibition with Ellie Clemens at La Caderonne, Esperaza, France reviewed Midi Libre, 19 Aug.
2004 Group show, Exposition d'Art, Centre Culturelle, Esperaza, France.
2004 Included in Chemin des Artistes de la Haute-Vallée de l'Aude, open studios.
2004 Joint exhibition with Ellie Clemens at Art du Quai, Esperaza, France.
2004 Included in International Plein Air Expo., Art Du Quai, Esperaza.
2004 Included in Secret, Royal College of Art, Kensington Gore, London.
2004 Interview Radio Northampton
2004 Solo exhibition at the Casino, Alet-les-Bains, France

2003 Included in group exhibition at Creative Spirit Arts Center, New York, USA
2003 Guest lecturer, Art in the Digital Age, Greenwich University
2003 Exhibition with Ellie Clements in Chelmsford, Massachusets, USA
2003 Included in Chemin des Artistes de la Haute-Vallée de l'Aude, open studios.
2003 Exhibited in Day of The Dead Exhibition, N.London.
2003 Exposicion del Arte Internacional at Almeria, Spain review Manuel Morales, La Voz de Almeria
2003 Launched a series of sound CD's, Silent Spaces, at The Horse Hospital, London. Review, James B.L. Hollands
2003 Accepted role as Vice-Chancellor of Peacock University

2002 Guest Lecturer, Arts and Hertiage Management Course, Greenwich University.
2002 included in Themeless, Sally Barker Gallery at Gallery 291, Hackney.
2002 included in Green Tea, Vauxhall Park Festival, London.
2002 Included in New Works by Old Fellows, Artescape exhibition; The Gallery, Dury
Lane, Lincoln and Greestone Gallery, School of Art, University of Lincoln
. 2002 Moved to France; Artist in residence at l'Atelier Edith, Esperaza, France.
2002 Accepted chair of Art and Theology, Peacock University.
2002 Published Back Catalogue; a collection of essays and images from the previous
20 years

2001 Guest lecturer, Belief, Reason and Imagination course, Greenwich University.
2001 Interview BBC London
2001 Artist in residence, Hall Place, Bexley - exhibition and workshops,
video made of interactive installation.
2001 (May) with Vladimir Dirsh and Aurora Munoz, Exhibition for the Millenium,
National Institute of Physics, Portland Place London.
2001 (Dec) group show at the Stephen Lawrence Gallery, SE London.
Review Anastasia Stephanova, For a Change; vol.14 no 1 Feb/Mar;
Review Meantime, Magazine of the University of Greenwich, Summer 2001
2001 solo show Fast Food at Gallery 291, Hackney.
2001 Prize winner when design selected for installation at Deptford Creek.

2000 Facilitator for Sculpture park in homeless hostel, Camberwell, London.
2000 Delivered paper at conference in Avignon, France - findings voted into strategy
document for Europe.
2000 (March) solo show, Portraits and Narrative Paintings, Heathers, Deptford.
2000 Letter published in Independent Monday Review march13 re: Chris Smith's art policies.
2000 (June/July) installation included in International Art Museum, Deptford.
2000 (July) Solo show at Blackheath Concert Halls, London.
2000 (November) solo show, Inside Influence, Stephen Lawrence Gallery.
2000 (November) group show,The Box Show, Zillah Bell Gallery, York.
2000 (December) included in 291 Artmart at Gallery 291, Hackney, London.

1999 completed ?The Art Arsenal?, a report commissioned by Greenwich Council.
1999 (March) included in Women of the 20th Century, Greenwich Museum
1999 -00 Workshops commissioned by Common Purpose.
1999 (November) group show at Woodlands Gallery, Blackheath, London
reviewed by 'Mercury Man' The Mercury Nov 24
1999 Visualiser at Lewisham Council Conference.

1998 Artist in Residence at Burnside Conference, Royal Naval College.
1998 (May) Performance with My Eyes, My Eyes, Deptford, London
1998 (August) Workshops for Urban Space Management at Greenwich and Camden Lock.
1998 (August) solo show, Dimbola Lodge Freshwater Bay, Isle of Wight.
1998 Interview Talk Radio

1997-00 Book reviews for The Art Book.
1997 Artist in residence at Catford Cultural Festival
drawings and interviews used on subsequent interactive CD-ROM
1997 ?2004 part-time lecturer, Art and Media course, Greenwich University.
1997 (March) Solo Exhibition, 7 years on. Citizens Gallery, Woolwich, London.
1997 Interviewed by LBC
1997 (May) Award from Ray Finnis Charitable Trust.
1997 (September) Performance with A-m oe'ba at New Cross, London.

1996 (June) Solo Show at Harpers, London Bridge, London.
Performance by Nick Eisen
1996 (Nov) chosen for Painting of the Month at Russell and Chapple,
Shaftesbury Avenue, London.
1996 Workshops in creative thinking for Civil Servants at Sunningdale
1996 solo show at Heathers, Deptford.
1996 Interview, Talk Radio
1996 Interview by BBC Three Counties Radio
1996 Drawings and Interviews for CD-Rom, Catford Arts Festival.
1996 Artist in Residence at Burnside Conference, Greenwich Royal Naval College.

1995 (Feb ? Mar) Group show, Genderquake, Citizens Gallery, Woolwich. Selector.
1995 (Feb) Invited Artist, with 'Myth information' Chats Palace
1995-6-7 (July) Workshops for the Anti-racist Festival, Plumstead; also for Greenwich
Museum, Greenwich Borough and Common Purpose.
1995 Solo Open Studio, Woolwich, London.
1995 Advisor for Gallery 37, Greenwich, London.
1995 Invited Artist, Woodlands Art Gallery, Blackheath, London.

1994 (Jan - March) Farrago Visuals, invited artist, Chats Palace, London
1994 (May - June) with Dave Eyre, Citizens Gallery, Woolwich, London.
1994 (July) Performance and workshops, Anti-racist festival, Plumstead.
1994 (Nov/Dec) with Dave Eyre and Michelle Murray, Rathaus-Galerie, Reinickendorf, Berlin
1994 6 Book covers for Whiley and sons, publishers.
1994 (Oct) solo show at Whittakers, Woodstock, Oxfordshire.
1994 (Oct) solo show at Heathers, Deptford.
1994 (Sept), Article published A Serpent in Eden, Artists Newsletter

1993 /1994 Solo Show, Madrigal Centre, Manilla, Philippines;
Awarded British Council support.
Reviews The Philippine Star, The Sunday Chronicle, Whats on in Manilla
1993 (-5) part-time teaching at Greenwich Community College.
1993 (April) Group show, Space Frame Gallery, Gillingham, Kent.
1993 Group show, Hall Place, Kent.
1993 (June)with Bernard Heslin, Battersea Studios Television Centre.
1993 included in South East London Annual Arts exhibition, Blackheath.
1993 Book cover designs for Greenwich University publications.

1992 (Mar) Solo show at Trinity Arts Centre,Gainsborough, Lincolnshire
1992 (June) Solo Show at Old Rectory, Sturton-by-Stow, Lincolnshire
1992 (Aug) Solo Show at Artescape, Sturton-by-Stow, Lincolnshire.
1992 (Aug) Image included in AN Handbook Selling, by Judith Staines.

1991 - 1994 Part-time studio assistant to R.B. Kitaj.
1991 Part-time lecturer in creative studies for Lewisham College
1991 (Mar) Lasting Impressions, group show at Festival Hall - invited artist and on selection panel.
1991 (April) Winner, The Mail on Sunday competition, selection made by
Edward Lucie-Smith resulting in exhibition at Art/London 91.
Award presented by Duchess of York
1991 (May) Group show at Scarborough Art Gallery
1991 (August) Atlantis Great Car Boot Sale
included in article in The Times, Sat August 3rd
1991 invited artist, Women In Art, Woodlands Art Gallery, Blackheath.
1991 (Oct) Awarded Artescape Fellowship

1990 Group shows in Tom Caldwell Galleries, Belfast and Dublin, N. and S. Ireland.
1990 invited artist, Portobello Open Print Exhibition, London.
1990 Design work for Sphere and Collins books.
1990 (June) group show; 20:20 vision, The Tall House, Southwark Street London SE1 - work on publicity.
1990 Visiting Lecturer Southwark College.
1990 (Sept) solo show; Alchemy; Citizens Gallery, Woolwich, London. Review in The Citizen, 19th Sept
1990 (Sept) selected for On the Railings, Docklands Art Fair, Isle of Dogs.
1990 (Dec) Work selected for use in The Women Artists' Diary, 1991

1989 Design and implementation for 'Side Effects', special effects company working for (among others) Jeremy Beedle.
1989 Part-time teaching at Adult Education classes, Inner London.
1989 Solo Show; Drian Gallery, London W2. Picture sold to Polish National Gallery.
1989 (Nov) Group Show; The Art of the Printmaker; a Celebration of Contemporary Printmaking, Royal Festival Hall. Work used on poster and publicity.

1988 Part-time teaching at the London College of Furniture.
1988 (April) exhibition with Patrick Cuenot, 224a Shaftesbury Ave., London W2
1988 (May) Article published in Trade Guild Journal.
1988 (July) Group Show, Drawn To Print, Swiss Cottage Library, London.
1988 (Dec) Group Show, Recent Prints, Royal Festival Hall, London.
1988 (Dec) Solo show; New Paintings, De La Warr Pavilion, Bexhill-on-Sea, Sussex. Review in The Observer

1987 (Feb) solo show; Leighton House Museum, Kensington, London.
1987 (March) with Patrick Cuenot, Oasis, Topsfield Parade, N.London
1987 (May 30) Letter published in Evening Standard attacking Brian Sewell
1987 (Aug) group show, Contemporary International Artists, Queens Gate, London
1987 (Sept) Work appears in 'Creative Drawing with Pencils', published by Element.

1986 Group show, Print ?86, Concourse Gallery, Barbican, City of London.
1986 Group show, Print and Text, Garden Gallery, Kew
1986 Included in Rank Xerox Collection, touring - bought for Rank Xerox Collection.
1986 (Aug) with Bernard Heslin, Open Studio, Altenberg Gardens, Battersea, London.
1986 Group show; Portraits of Artists, De La Warr Pavilion, Bexhill-on-Sea, Sussex.
1986 Moved to Woolwich, SE London

1985 (Jan) Lecture at London College of Printing. One-off lectures at other London colleges follow.
1985 group show, The Printed Image, Leighton House, Kensington, London
1985 The Bordeaux Arts Festival, Bordeaux, France.
1985 Artists for Peace, St James, Picadilly, London.
1985 Group show of large works; Double Elephant, Concourse Gallery, Barbican, City of London.
1985 selected for Open Drawing Exhibition, White Space Gallery, Islington, London.
1985 invited to show; Souvenir Show, Camerawork, Roman Road, East London.
1985 Selected for Kawagawa exhibition, Japan.
1985 (Jan) International Contemporary Arts Fair, Olympia -non aligned artist, stand 946 - donated by the organisers
Review Galleries Magazine, ICAF.85, Sat 19 Jan
1985 (Dec) solo exhibition ; Golden Jubilee Celebration, De La Warr Pavilion,
Including 2 tier window installation.Reviews Bexhill News, The Observer.
1984-1985 audio-visual projects for Integrated Circles, including commissions for I.B.M.

1984 Group show Contemporary Prints, National Theatre, South Bank, London.
1984 Group show, Art and Vision, Westminster Cathedral, London.
1984 (April)Christies Contemporary Art, Marie Jordon Gallery, Yorks.
1984 (June/July) Public View Festival Hall, South Bank, London
Including 80 ft long installation over main entrance.
Reviewed in The Times, Artists Newsletter, Barbara Denny in Fulham Chronicle
1984 (April) elected to Fellow of Printmakers Council, minuted 12th April 1984.
1984 included in Gallery Artists Art Show, Jerdan Place Gallery, Fulham, London
1984 group show Young Printers, Arts Theatre, Great Newport Street, Central London
1984 included in Sheffield Open Art Exhibition, Mappin Gallery, Sheffield.
1984 included in Battersea Open Art Exhibition, Battersea Arts Centre, London.
1984 Selected for Present Prints, Bloomsbury Theatre Gallery, London University.
1984 (13 Aug) Letter published in Evening Standard attacking Brian Sewell

1983 Book cover commissioned by Mitchell Communications, Canada
1983 included in touring group show, The Box Train
1983 Solo Show; Stats, touring London Libraries.
1983 (Sept) with Jane Jackson and Roger Kohn, Art Attack, Cuts Gallery, Kensington Church Street, London
1983 (Sept) Solo Show; Centre 181 Gallery, King Street, Hammersmith
curated by Alan Hayden. Reviewed Fulham Chronicle and other local press
1983 (Dec) Prize Winner G.L.C Peace Year Exhibition, Royal Festival Hall, London.
1983 group show; P.M.C. 21st yr exhibition, Festival Hall, South Bank, London.

1982 Set of 6 postcards designed for the band, 'Sneezes in China...'
1982 and 1983, selected for Summer Show Lyric Theatre, Hammersmith, London
1982 Group show Across the Frontiers, Imperial College, Exhibition Road, South Kensington, London.

1981 (June) Arts Council touring exhibition finishing at ICA, London
1981 Moved to Fulham, London.

1980-1981 Taught art part-time at Newent Comprehensive School, Gloucester
1980 (Aug) Group exhibition, MacRobert Arts Centre Stirling, Scotland

1973 -1980 Designed colours for local Hells Angels. Directed collaborative mural at Coleford Centre for Unemployed. Became Art Director for the Theatre Experience (S.E. Arts funded)

1973 Moved to the Forest of Dean in Gloucestershire and set up studio.

1971-1973 Moved to Paris. Taught drawing at the Sorbonne and at the Cité University for the American Institute for Foreign Study, (A.I.F.S). Exhibited in a central Paris gallery as stock, also at Arts et Métier, then a small gallery in Les Halles.

1968 Performed at Drury Lane Arts Lab.
1968-1971 Walthamstow College of Art, London.
Vocational course. Taught by Fred Cumming, John Maine
1967 -1968 West Surrey School of Art and Design, Farnham Surrey,
Pre-Diploma Course. Taught by Bryan Ingham, Jack Milroy, Oliver Bevan under John Morris
1965-67 Poles Convent, Ware, Herts. 3 'A' levels
1961-1965 St Maurs Convent, Weybridge, Surrey. 4 'O'Levels
Won 'Oxfam' Art competition - awarded box of watercolours
1960 Obtained Honours award from Royal Drawing Society.
1954 - 1960 Mylnhurst Convent, Dore, Sheffield, Yorks.
1950 Born, July 4th.