Private View: 9 October 2014
Venue: Exeter Cathedral, Chapter House
Alison Low, Secretary General of the Association of Consultant Architects invites ACA members to the opening of an exhibition of architectural watercolours by Gerard Stamp, in the Chapter House of Exeter Cathedral on Thursday 9th October at 6.30pm. Born in Kent, Gerard Stamp grew up in Norfolk, going to school in the shadow of Norwich Cathedral. Here he developed a passion for drawing and painting – and in particular Norfolk and mediaeval architecture.
After art college he followed a career in London’s design and advertising industry before focusing full time on painting in 2002. From his first solo exhibition in Norwich in 2005, his work quickly attracted national attention and subsequent exhibitions including London and York have helped cement Gerard’s reputation as one of the country’s finest contemporary watercolorists. His paintings are now in a number of private collections, including those of Simon Jenkins, Dan Cruickshank, Dame Judi Dench, the Duke of Bedford and Her Majesty The Queen.
The ACA and Grapevine Gallery held a held a highly successful reception at his last London exhibition and we are delighted to now be able to support this exhibition in Devon. Subjects include Exeter, Wells, Salisbury and Gloucester Cathedrals as well as three remarkable paintings of Dartmoor.