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Seacliff
© the artist. Photo credit: East Contemporary Art Collection

Seacliff 2009

Simon Carter (b.1961)

East Contemporary Art Collection

Painter, brought up in East Anglia, whose work stemmed from its landscape although veering towards abstraction. He completed a foundation course at Colchester Institute, 1980–1, then in 1981–4 an honours degree at North-East London Polytechnic. Appeared in many group shows, especially in East Anglia, including Colchester Arts Centre, 1981–4; the 1987 East Anglian Artists’ Open, in King’s Lynn, where he was specially commended; The Glory of the Garden at Brett Gallery, Hadleigh, 1991; and Ipswich Open at Christchurch Mansion, Ipswich, 1995. Had a one-man show at Stamford Arts Centre, 1988; Chappel Galleries, Chappel, from 1991; Gainsborough’s House, Sudbury, 1993; Bury St Edmunds Art Gallery, 1994; Trinity Studios Gallery, Colchester, 1995; North House Gallery, Manningtree, 2001; and firstsite, Colchester, 2003–4, gestural paintings fed by daily drawing at the beach near where he lived, in Frinton-on-Sea, Essex.

Text source: 'Artists in Britain Since 1945' by David Buckman (Art Dictionaries Ltd, part of Sansom & Company)


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