Artist Profile - Brian Addison
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Brian was born in Kettering. He completed his fine art degree at Newcastle Polytechnic in 1984 where he was awarded the John Crisp Memorial prize for drawing. In 1999 he completed his Masters of Fine Art at Newcastle University.
Brian lives and works in the north of England. Before studying art in Newcastle he worked for British Steel as welder and fabricator. Brian now works as a professional artists, stained glass designer and maker. He also runs workshops, lectures and tutors for different adult education courses including some for Sunderland and Newcastle Universities.
He sites a wide range of influences in his work including artists such as Rodin, Whistler, Schiele, Rothko, Sean Scully, Andrew Wyeth, Jeffrey Camp and also more general influences such as stained-glass, Elizabethan needlework, tapestries, flowers, women, dreams, memory, and the sea.
Brian has completed many Stained Glass commissions including the entrance windows at Trinity School, Durham, and Wickham Commemorative Window at St Marys Parish Church. He has exhibited widely in the North of England including a solo show at the Tallantyre Gallery in Newcastle last year. Brian has also exhibited work at different exhibitions in London throughout his career including at the Stowells Trophy Exhibition at the Royal Academy in 1984, ‘Art in Academia’, Bonhams 1999, ‘Blast’, The Gallery in Cork St. 2003 and at the Affordable Art Fair in Battersea for the last two years. In 2006 his work was also exhibited in Dublin and Edinburgh.