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Len Hodgson

I am a native of North Yorkshire and after completing a diploma in art and design at the Sir John Cass in London, I returned to Scarborough to study at University College Scarborough under Clive Head and Steve Whitehead achieving an MA, Fine Art Painting in 2000.
Using source material derived from locations in the Scarborough, North York Moors and coastal areas, I explore the free ground between representation and abstraction, making specific reference to the particularities of location whilst manipulating formal elements to create a complex layering of relationships.
As well as commissioned work, my paintings and drawings are in numerous private collections in the United Kingdom, Europe and America.
Group Exhibitions
2011 Great North Art Show, Ripon Cathedral
2011 East Coast Artists, Scarborough Hospital
2011 East Coast Artists, Triton Gallery, Sledmere House
2011 Mini Art Show, South Street Gallery, Scarborough
2011 Scarborough Painters’ Group, Art Workshops Gallery, Scarborough
2010 Scarborough Painters’ Group, Scarborough Hospital
2010 Pindar East Coast Open, Scarborough Art Gallery
2009 South Street Gallery, Scarborough
2009 Mini Art Show, South Street Gallery, Scarborough
2008 North Yorkshire Open Studios, Pannett Gallery, Whitby
2008 North Yorkshire Open Studios, Stephen Joseph Theatre, Scarborough
2008 Drawing Schools Double Bill Exhibition, Eton College Windsor
2007-8 East Coast Open, Scarborough Art Gallery
2007-8 “First Things First”, South Street Gallery, Scarborough
2007 Scarborough Painters Group, Crescent Arts, Scarborough
2007 Ferens Open, Ferens Art Gallery, Hull
2006 East Coast Open, Scarborough Art Gallery
2005 North Yorkshire Open Studios, Skipton Castle
2005 “Blues on the Moors” Grosmont Gallery, Grosmont
2004 East Coast Open, Scarborough Art Gallery
2004 Yorkshire Coast Open Studios
2003 Ferens Open, Ferens Art Gallery, Hull
2003 “Here and Now” invitational exhibition, Pannett Gallery, Whitby
2002-3 Circle Gallery Christmas Show, Edinburgh
2002 “Northern Grit”, Gildenburgh Gallery, Peterborough
2001 “Celebrating the North York Moors”, Scarborough Art Gallery
Solo Exhibitions
2011 NYOS 11
2011 Coast Gallery, Cloughton
2008 NYOS 08
2005 YCOS 05
2004 Bianco Nero Gallery, Stuokesley
2004 YCOS 04
2000-1 Senior Common Room, Kings Manor, University of York, York


Private Commissions and Corporate Art
2007-8 Bridlington Hospital
2006 Dr & Mrs Guyler, Staintondale, North Yorkshire
2005 Orchard Valley Public Relations, Campbell, California, USA
2004-5 Scarborough Hospital
2002 Simon Rudland, Spain
2001 Miss M Greenham, MSW, Santa Cruz, California, USA

Continuing Online Representation
• Len Hodgson
• Yorkshire & Humber Education for Sustainable Development website gallery.
• Art Connections
• London Art

Articles and Publications
• “Scarborough People, “ Scarborough Evening News, 9 February 2010
• Guest speaker at Whitby Antique and Art Society 2004
• Guest speaker at Scarborough Art Gallery, 2003
• Gallery Talk, Gildenburgh Gallery, Peterborough, 24 September 2002
• Exhibition Catalogue, “Northern Grit,“ 2002
• Gallery Talk in connection with “Celebrating the North York Moors, “ 2001
• Exhibition catalogue and poster, “Celebrating the North York Moors, “ 2001
• Kings Manor, University of York exhibition feature article, 6 December 2000