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Gary Doran

I studied at Southend-On-Sea College of Art and Technology, and since 1980 I have actively worked within the creative industry. Both my limited editions and original works are held in various private collections both nationally and internationally.
My signed limited edition prints all are produced in the stated world wide edition size only.
I publish all the limited edition prints myself (with the exception of 'Otters') from original painting and drawing to the publishing, never compromising the very high standards I set and for which I am known.
My painting 'Quiet Observation' was a finalist in the Daily Mail's Not The Turner Prize.
Due to the interest shown in my photographs I am now also producing photographic prints. My portraiture and Caricature work led to commissions from TV Times, Autocar, Pickwick International, and many other blue chip accounts.
Through my work I have been able to raise money to both promote and preserve wildlife. One such project was Project Life Lion where a team of vets was sent to Africa to vaccinate lions against distemper and halt the spread of this disease amongst the lions and wild dog populations.

Exhibitions

I have had over 40 exhibitions which have proven to be very popular. A brief precis of some of my exhibitions is as follows:-

Group exhibitions
including:-

Milan
Milan International Wildlife Art Exhibition
Touring Club Italiano, Corso Itali 10, Milan September 2005
Following on from this success in Milan and due to the interest shown I was invited to display in my art in Portofino.

Portofino
International Wildlife Art Exhibition
Hotel Portofino Kulm V.le Barnado Gaggini 23, 16030 Ruta di Camogli (November 2005)

London Essex and Kent

Daily Mails Not The Turner Prize
June 2004 finalist
The Mall Galleries 17 Carlton House Terrace London

Celebrity Fundraising events
London and Hertfordshire
I exhibited my art and also donated artwork to wildlife and charitable events including Mercy Ships Bluespeace and Project Life Lion the previously mentioned project. Various venues

The Society of Wildlife Artists annual exhibition
Central Hall Westminster Storey's Gate
and Zoological Society of London conference centre (London) Booth Museum (Kent)

WOA! Work Of Art Gallery
(4 Exhibitions) Westcliff-on-Sea Essex

Southend Arts Festival Wild About Art Gallery Leigh-on-Sea Essex

Showing Off Essex Artists
Cressing Temple Barns Cressing Temple Witham Road Braintree

Solo exhibitions
including:-

London

Hays Gallleria, The Cottons Centre (7 exhibitions)

Cannon Bridge House 25 Dowgate Hill (8 exhibitions)

Barbican Library Silk Street London

Essex

Cornelius Vermuyden school Canvey Island Artist in residence
Community art at various venues across Essex

Employment:

1990 to Date Artist (pencil, acrylic, watercolour and photography)
1984 - 1990 Freelance Commercial Artist
(Artist Illustrator Graphic Designer)
1983 - 1984 Illustrator
John Dower & Assoc. London W1
1981 - 1983 Designer/Visualiser/Typographer ASL Recruitment Advertising London W1
Junior Illustrator/Designer
Golding Brown London Road Leigh-On-Sea Essex

Education:

1977-1980 Southend-On-Sea
College Of Art And Technology
1994 Basildon ITEC (Graphics Dept.)
1997 CGA (Central Graphics Academy Ltd) 1998 CGA (Central Graphics Academy Ltd)
Diploma Garphic Design
NVQ BTEC Level 2 Graphic Design
NVQ BTEC Level 2 IT
A Level Screen Printing/Still Life
A Level Life Drawing/Theme Painting
City and Guilds Level 1 IT
City and Guilds Level 1 Computing/Desktop Publishing
1977-1980 Southend-On-Sea
College Of Art And Technology
1994 Basildon ITEC (Graphics Dept.)
1997 CGA (Central Graphics Academy Ltd) 1998 CGA (Central Graphics Academy Ltd)

Qualifications:

Diploma Garphic Design
NVQ BTEC Level 2 Graphic Design
NVQ BTEC Level 2 IT
A Level Screen Printing/Still Life
A Level Life Drawing/Theme Painting
City and Guilds Level 1 IT
City and Guilds Level 1 Computing/Desktop Publishing