Brian Elwell is an experienced and award winning artist based in Bath, specialising in contemporary urban landscapes.
His latest works comprise “A series of paintings about the games people play in order to give meaning and purpose to their lives.
Some of these games are deadly, and involve violent and disastrous acts and consequences. The destructive games invariably fail in their objective, and only serve to make life more pointless, and the planet less habitable.
There are games that lift the spirits of the players, giving them joy and inspiration.These involve giving, sharing and compassion – a love of life and a desire to nurture each other and the environment. Most of these paintings are about the human need to give life some meaning and purpose.”(Brian Elwell).
2016 FCA Canary Wharf London
2013 Bath Artists Studios Gallery Bath
2008 St. Pauls Cathedral London
2008 Bath Artists Studios Gallery Bath
2005 Fusion Gallery Bristol
2003 Rooksmoor Gallery Bath
2001 Jelly Gallery Reading
2000 Victoria Art Gallery Bath
1996 Black Swan guild Frome
1885 C.C.A. Galleries Bath
Major Group Shows
2020 London Contemporary Art London
2016 Paragon Gallery Cheltenham
2015 Imagianation Gallery Bath
2014 Mariners Chapel St. Ives
2013 Ruth Borchard Self Portrait Show London
2012 Denise Yapp Gallery New York City
2008 Holburne Portrait Prize Exhibition Bath
2007 R.O.I Mall Galleries London
2007 Gallery on the Green Warlingham
2007 Fusion gallery Bristol
2006 Webbs Fine Art London
2006 Throgmortons Gallery London
2004 Leith Gallery Edinburgh
2004 Red Rag Gallery Stow
2002 Artmonsky Arts London
2001 Drury Lane Gallery London
1999 John Hansard Gallery Southampton
1985 Morley gallery London
1982 Ikon Gallery Birmingham
2007 Glasgow Art Fair Glasgow
2007 Affordable Art Fair London
2006 Affordable art Fair London
2009 Meetings With Remarkable People
2010 Direct Art Magazine
Work promoted by
London Contemporary Art, Bath Art Society, Riverside Studios, One Red Wall, Art Domain, Art Contact, London Art, Ginger White, Artiizan Arthouse.
Stephanie Cole, John Sergeant, Helen Noone, David Messum, Marquis of Bath, Salisbury District Hospital, Falkiner Fine Papers, Charles Pettiward, Southampton University, Southern Arts Association, Linda Saunders, Brian Roper, Starbucks, Theatre Royal Bath.
I was formerly employed at Southampton Institute as a Senior Lecturer in Fine Art teaching fine art students and as Head of Foundation Studies until 1987, when I left to study at Wimbledon School of Art for a Higher Diploma in Printmaking.
National Diploma in Design 1959 -60
Chelsea Diploma in Fine Art 1960-61
Leverhulme Travelling Scholarship 1961-2
Master of Arts – Birmingham Polytechnic 1981-2
Higher Diploma in Printmaking – Wimbledon School of Art 1987-88
Leverhulme Travelling Sholarship 1961-62
Biddulph Drawing Scolarship 1960
Self Portrait Prize – Limner Gallery 2009