Denis Baxter: An Artist’s Creative Journey

Denis Baxter: An Artist’s Creative Journey

13 Dec 2022 - 8 Jan 2023


Kenny Gallery, RWA, Queens Road, Bristol, BS8 1PX


13 Dec 2022 - 8 Jan 2023


Free exhibition
13 December 2022 - 8 January 2023
Kenny Gallery

Denis Baxter RWA RBA and FRSA was born in 1936 and worked in India in his youth, where he began painting landscapes, village scenes and still life subjects in oils. On his return to England, he studied Art formally, going on to qualify as a teacher.  

Baxter’s artistic career has been a journey through a range of styles and movements, and influences have ranged from Van Gogh, Cezanne and Braque to Morandi and Nicholson. A particular influence was Henry Moore, who he visited and met, which inspired his exploration of ceramic sculpture.  His later work has focused on etching, with a specific interest in the architecture of abandoned buildings and disused railways. 

Elected as an RWA Academician in 2002, Baxter was also elected to the Royal Society of British Artists and the Society of Graphic Fine Art, and served as President of the National Society of Painters, Sculptures and Printmakers.   

He has exhibited widely across the UK and also in Europe, Japan and the USA, winning awards including for Graphic Art at the Biennale Internazionale Dell Arte Comtemporanea in Florence; the Kyoto International Exchange Exhibition, Japan, and the Art Newspaper Award, ING Discerning Eye Exhibition, London. 

 Still today, Baxter hopes for his artistic development to never be static, and he continues exploring new avenues to express ideas and to keep the process alive and exciting.  

Admission to this exhibition is free.


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