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Walter R Sickert once wrote that "the most fruitful course of study" for the painter "lies in a persistent effort to render the magic and poetry which they daily see around them". When looking for inspiration, this quote always seems to come to Wayne's mind.

The primary aim of his painting is to capture the atmosphere and culture of the everyday environments we inhabit, as he perceives or experiences them, which is why he is continually drawn to urban, social, industrial and cultural subjects as a motif. There resides a fascination with how we are connected through a mutual experience of these shared urban spaces.

Although draughtsmanship is fundamental to the work, he doesn't necessarily wish to produce an accurate topographical documentation, but rather capture an emotive, perceptual 'sense of place'. Realism is not the intent. Working from direct observation, he creates a series of drawings and studies which are then used to design and produce finished studio paintings; not tending to use a single source of reference but refer to various sources for each painting.

Unlike photography, which records a millisecond of a particular event, he can make a number of sketches/studies over a much longer time period, from differing viewpoints, and combine them into one studio painting, allowing for an interesting interpretation of the whole scene or event. Exploring these temporal qualities is exciting to his painting process, hopefully adding a feel of movement or transition in an intuitive contemporary manner.

 

Born 1970 in Birmingham, England, his artistic ability was noted from an early age and he was encouraged throughout his education to explore art. After graduating art college in the West Midlands with a Diploma in Art & Design, he found a certain amount of success painting large historical works, mainly in Oils - a number of commissions for heritage buildings in England. During this period opportunities arose in commercial art, specifically Illustration and Design projects for the Advertising and Marketing industry - accumulating in him becoming Creative Director of a national Advertising and Marketing Agency. He has undertaken projects across the UK and Europe for corporations such as Coke-Cola, Disney, BBC, Film4, Sky TV, Kodak, Thomas Cook, Barclays Bank and Diageo/Guinness to name a few.

In 2004 he left the UK to sail with his wife, on their 35ft yacht 'Hitrapia', around the Atlantic and Mediterranean coasts of Europe, rediscovering his passion for painting.

While travelling, Wayne spent an extended period in Malta, producing a body of work devoted entirely to this group of enchanting and historic Islands. He has participated in various exhibitions in Malta - presenting a solo show in Valletta and, as an invited artist, in exhibitions for the Prime Minister and President of Malta. He has also completed a number of commissions, including a painting for Dr. Austin Gatt, Maltese Minister for Infrastructure, Transport and Communications.

Returning to the UK in 2011. Undertook a 2year Artist-in-Residency for the New Street Station and Grand Central redevelopment in Birmingham 2013-2015. Elected as full member of the Royal Birmingham Society of Artists (RBSA) in 2015 and Vice President in 2017 (VPRBSA).

He currently splits his time between painting in England and The Mediterranean. His work is represented in private, corporate and public collections across Europe.

 

Wayne Attwood  
 

Exhibitions and Events

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  • ROI Exhibition 2018.
    Painting accepted for the annual ROI exhibition.
    Mall Galleries - 28th November - 9th December 2018.

    Mall Galleries
    The Mall
    London SW1
    For more information please visit the Mall Galleries Website: www.mallgalleries.org.uk.

  • Around the Jewellery Quarter.
    Exhibition with Ed Issacs ARBSA and John Shakespeare RBSA at
    RBSA Gallery - 2nd October - 14th October 2017.

    RBSA Gallery,
    4 Brook Street, St Paul's,
    Birmingham B3 1SA.
    UK Tel: +44(0)121 236 4353
    Email: RBSA Gallery
    For more information please visit the RBSA Website: www.rbsa.org.uk.

  • Second City.
    Solo show at RBSA Gallery - 29th May - 15th July 2017.

    RBSA Gallery,
    4 Brook Street, St Paul's,
    Birmingham B3 1SA.
    UK Tel: +44(0)121 236 4353
    Email: RBSA Gallery
    For more information please visit the RBSA Website: www.rbsa.org.uk.

  • Birmingham Uncovered.

    Exhibiting several Birmingham paintings throughout February 2015,
    at The Artifex Gallery.

  • Birmingham: City in Transition.

    Solo show at RBSA Gallery - 28th July - 27thth September 2014.

    RBSA Gallery,
    4 Brook Street, St Paul's,
    Birmingham B3 1SA.
    UK Tel: +44(0)121 236 4353
    Email: RBSA Gallery
    For more information please visit the RBSA Website: www.rbsa.org.uk.

  • DIVERGENCE.

    An exhibition of artworks with Jeannie Brown - 20th April - 25th July 2014.
    The Bond Gallery,

  • Caritas Malta Exhibition.
    The Auberge de Castille, Valletta, Malta - 23rd - 26th October 2013.

    Wayne has been invited to exhibit ten paintings, along side other invited Artists, at an annual exhibition in Malta. The Exhibition is held in the capital city of Valletta at 'The Auberge de Castille', the Prime Minister of Malta's offices, and will be inaugurated by the Prime Minister on 23rd October. Commission from sales will be taken on behalf of the 'Caritas Malta' charity.
  • Royal Birmingham Society of Artists.
    Members and Associates' Exhibition..
    8th - 13th April 2013.
  • Royal Birmingham Society of Artists.
    Candidate Exhibition.
    11th September - 12th October 2013.
    6 Plein-air Oil Paintings exhibited.
    RBSA Gallery.
  • Royal Birmingham Society of Artists.
    All Media Open Exhibition..
    28th November - 24th December 2012.
  • The Bath Prize.
    17th -29th September 2012.
    2 Oil Paintings selected for inclusion in Exhibition.
    Painting Received judges 'Highly Commended'.

 

  • Royal Birmingham Society of Artists.
    All Media Open Exhibition..
    29th February - 24th March 2012.
  • 'Illumination Exhibition'.
    Group Exhibition.
    26th November 2011 - 26th January 2012.
    Wall Projects Home Gallery.

  • 'VGB Winter Collective Exhibition'.
    30th November 2010 - 20th January 2011.
    Vee Gee Bee Gallery.
  • 'A Year of Light' - Solo Exhibition.
    10th April - 30th April 2010.
    Vee Gee Bee Gallery, Valletta, Malta.
  • 'VGB Winter Collective Exhibition'.
    30th November 2009 - 20th January 2010.
    Vee Gee Bee Gallery, Valletta, Malta.
  • HSBC Premier Valletta Boat Show.
    24th - 27th September 2009.
    Exhibition of 6 Watercolours at the HSBC Premier Valletta Boat Show 2009.
    Dock No.1, Bormla, Malta.

 

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