1989 trainee picture framer with Richard Christie Galleries, based in Broadway. A progressive & enjoyable career was engaged. Skills were then attained from varying positions within the trade, the highest of these -1994 -A starting position as general assistant at Haynes Fine Art (largest provincial dealers of 19th - 21st century paintings outside of London). Over an 18 month period rising to a management position running the restoration department & delivering + hanging valuable works of art around the UK.
In 2002, experimentation delving into the prospect of producing work as a contemporary / abstract artist, was followed the following summer with an exhibition at Orion Galleries -Broadway.
This 'testing of the water' proved to be a pleasingly successful entrance to the market, with sale of work in the immediate opening weeks.
This was accompanied with positive feedback and enquires from the public. (This working development in recent years producing artwork, has produced a valuable understanding of the essence of art itself, painted in varying media and produced upon different grounds).
After gaining the industry qualification Guild Commended Framer in February 2003 from the Fine Art Trade Guild, September 2003 saw the birth of solo venture on a self employed basis.
Framing entries in prestigious Fine Art Trade Guild awards brought over the next 7 years 11 finalist positions.
Award Winner (Creative Business Award - Evesham)
2nd place (Fine Art Trade Guild Awards -West Midland Region)
3rd place (Picture Business Award, held at NEC Birmingham)
Award Winner 'Mount Design' (Fine Art Trade Guild Awards - Midlands region)
2nd place (Fine Art Trade Guild Awards - West & East Midlands Region)
Work for Codemasters was presented to Formula 1 boss Bernie Eccleston.
Framing Award pieces are also hung in the board room & archives of The Fine Art Trade Guild offices in London + twice displayed at the NEC Birmingham.
Published works / Articles -
Art Business Today (International trade magazine)
October 2006 issue - Framing of bride's hand painted silk wedding dress, by world famous designer Zandra Rhodes
August 2008 issue - Book review of 'Mounting Objects with Clear Film' by James Miller.
January 2009 issue - Framing of two Oriental statutes.
Images of work are published in-
Picture Business (International trade magazine)
January 2008 issue - Award entry
March 2008 issue - Award entry
Sep 2010 - Trade exhibitions & the future (Industry comments - Picture Business).
+ Framing of Wedding dress in the book 'Framing and Presenting Textile Art' published by The Fine Art Trade Guild and A&C Black Publishers.
+ various catalogues from Lion PFS (International trade supplier).
Desmond Morris -The world famous zoologist / ethnologist & surrealist painter.
Olwen Tarrant F.R.O.l (painter & sculptor) 5 year president of the R.O.l (Royal Institue of Oil
Painters) -theONLYwoman president in it's 125 year history!
E7 works closely on a daily basis with galleries & artists along with various photographers, fine art publishers + private clients, making E7 a business gaining national recognition & international enquires, with work distributed all over the world.