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1978-79 Harrogate College of Arts
1979-82 Hull College of Arts BA(Hons) Degree Fine Art (painting)

1982-PRESENT Artist; portraiture, figure, landscape, still-life
1984-86 Teaching; Harrogate College of Arts
1988-91 Scenic Artist; BBC Television Scenic Art Department, TV Centre
1991-present Freelance Scenic Artist; film, television, exhibition


1981 Ibbitson \ Price; drawings Victoria Galleries, Harrogate
15 Hull Artists; Posterngate Gallery, Hull
1982 "Self Portraits"; Ferens Gallery, Hull
1980\81\83 Annual Open; Ferens Art Gallery, Hull
1983 Leeds Art Space Society Playhouse, Leeds
Tyne\Tees Northern Open; regional travelling show
The Nude; St. Paul and St. Mary College, Cheltenham
1983\84 "Artist in residence"; Red Ladder Theatre co. Leeds
1984\85 Yorkshire Contemporary Art Group; Stowe Ho. Gallery, Leeds
1984 International Art Festival, Dortmund, Germany
Age Concern; Civic Hall, Leeds
1985\86\87 Artists in Residence annual; art gallery, Harrogate
1985 Manchester Academy of Fine Arts Open
1986 West Yorkshire Open, Wakefield Art Gallery
1987 Yorkshire Artists Open, Leeds Polytechnic
1989 Arthur Anderson Leeds
Open Studios; Carpenters Rd. Studios, E15 London
1993 "Building on Art" Bank Ho. Manchester
1996 Clifton Gallery, York
Stephen Joseph Theatre, Scarborough
1997\99 The Gallery, Virginia Water
New Chertsey Art Club
1998\02 Weybridge Art Society; Weybridge and Walton on Thames
1998 Smith Gallery, Teddington
1999 Taunton Open Drawing; Brewhouse Gallery, Taunton
"Naked" Fisherton Mill Gallery, Salisbury
Studio Art Ho. Gallery, Leatherhead
2000 Perspectives; Fisherton Mill Gallery, Salisbury
Atrium Art Gallery; Whiteleys, Bayswater, London
"NYAD 2000" DFN Gallery; Broadway, New York, NYC 2001 "Paintings From Life" Fisherton Mill Gallery, Salisbury
Henley Music and Arts Festival
Bank Gallery Farringdon, London
Chichester Open Edes Ho. Chichester
2001 "Flower and Field"; Assembly Room, Guildford Institute
Surrey Open Studios [June]


1984 Warminster Arts Centre; Wiltshire
Quay Arts Centre, Isle of Wight
1985 Arcade Gallery, Harrogate
1987 Derby Hall, Bury
1990 Black Bull Gallery, Fulham, London
1995 Alternative Arts [Marylebone] London
1997 Tubal Cain Art Centre, Harrogate
2001 "Tracks and Wires" Fisherton Mill Gallery, Salisbury
2003 Landscape: Paintings and Drawings; Assembly Room, Guildford


These works have been painted directly from the nude model. On a formal level they comprise a synthesis of colour and line to describe volume and structure; this technical skill is employed to present a counterpoint to contemporary celebrity driven culture by depicting ordinary people with their myriad physical imperfections. The isolated figure; vulnerable and self-absorbed, is often observed as a foreshortened scape in which peculiar details have been carefully depicted; the asymmetry of a pair of ears, the angle one toe makes with its neighbour, the pull of flesh between finger and thumb, the sideways fall of a breast under its own particular weight. A public seeking physiological perfection will prefer the content of FHM and GQ; those seeking depth and humanity would do much worse than to own a piece of Glenn Ibbitson's work.

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Artwork name: Fahrenheit

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Collage on Paper
40 x 30 cm

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